Secret Service (WikiLeaks CRS and Aaron Swartz)

Alexa O'Brien filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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20160932; 20160933; 20160934; 20160935

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Communications

From: Alexa O'Brien

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

1.) Communication and meetings between the Department of Homeland Security with members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, including Senator Joseph Lieberman about Congressional Research Service Reports and/or WikiLeaks.

2.) Communication and meetings between the Secret Service with members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, including Senator Joseph Lieberman about about Congressional Research Service Reports and/or WikiLeaks.

3.) Communication and meetings between the Department of Homeland between members of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, including Senator Charles Schumer about Congressional Research Service Reports and/or WikiLeaks.

4.) Communication and meetings between the Secret Service and members of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, including Senator Charles Schumer about Congressional Research Service Reports and/or WikiLeaks.

Background

On February 8, 2009, WikiLeaks published 6,780 Congressional Research Service Reports.

http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/Change_you_can_download:_a_billion_in_secret_Congressional_reports

In March 2009, Senator Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security wrote to Senator Schumer the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration responsible for the CRS reports:

"Earlier this month, thousands of reports representing several years' worth of work by CRS analysts were placed on the wikileaks.org site. These ad hoc efforts allow more reports to enter the public domain, but they do not ensure the dissemination of the most accurate and up-to-date information. Nor are they likely to be discovered by all those who might desire the reports."

http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/media/majority-media/lieberman-urges-better-public-access-to-crs-reports

After Aaron Swartz death, WikiLeaks tweet, 'Due to the investigation into the Secret Service involvement with #AaronSwartz we have decided to disclose the following facts (1-3)'

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/292503580135538688

1. Aaron Swartz assisted WikiLeaks #aaronwartz '

http://usvwikileaks.org/fullref.php?id=6004

'2. Aaron Swartz was in communication with Julian Assange, including during 2010 and 2011'

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/292504484016439296

'3. We have strong reasons to believe, but cannot prove, that Aaron Swartz was a WikiLeaks source. #aaronswartz'

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/292504975865692160

Further, Aaron Swartz (deceased) was under investigation by the Secret Service before his death.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/08/swartz-foia-release/

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexa O'Brien

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From: United States Secret Service

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Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (202) 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

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