Thomas Clines (Central Intelligence Agency)

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

Thomas Gregory Clines (August 18, 1928 - July 30, 2013), a Central Intelligence Agency covert operations officer who was a prominent figure in the Iran-Contra Affair and who was allegedly involved with EATSCO (the Egyptian American Transport and Services Corporation). His death has been widely reported

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.


Michael Best

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Michael Best

Mr Clines' death notice was published in The Washington Post on August 2, 2013. For your convenience, a copy may be found here:

He was born in or around Washington D.C. and died in or around Bedford, VA or Middleburg, VA. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, which can be confirmed on the link above or through

I agree to the first two hours of search time which will be free, and which should be more than sufficient to locate his files. Please provide me with a page estimate before proceeding with duplication.

From: Michael Best

Please find the obituary attached.

  • THOMAS CLINES Obituary - Bedford, VA _ The Washington Post.pdf

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.