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Emma Best filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # F-2016-00858
Est. Completion Dec. 17, 2016
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to the Publication Review Board and the 2008 novel An Ordinary Spy written by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Michael Best

From: Michael Best

It has been well over 20 business days since I filed the following FOIA request. As you are aware, the statute requires a response from your Agency within 20 business. For your convenience, a copy of the FOIA request may be found below. I look forward to receiving your legally required reply.

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to the Publication Review Board and the 2008 novel An Ordinary Spy written by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Michael Best

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the cited exemptions in their entirety. The b(6) exemption does not apply as the book is published and openly acknowledged, and the Agency claims that the reviews are required as are the notices. As such, the Agency cannot claim that the information is therefore reasonably expected to be private in its entirety. Similarly, if any material is protected by b(3) or b(4), which I do not concede, then it is segregable information.

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