USS Liberty-Related Testimony Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Joe Meadors filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Joe Meadors

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All evidence and testimony provided to and/or by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 15, 1967 regarding the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

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,

Joe Meadors

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Date: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 1:57 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: USS Liberty-Related Testimony
Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee
To: foia@nara.gov

January 27, 2017
National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All evidence and testimony provided to and/or by the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee on July 15, 1967 regarding the June 8, 1967 Israeli
attack on the USS Liberty.

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,

Joe Meadors

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From: Dorothy Alexander

Dear Mr. Meadors,

Thank you for contacting the National Archives and Records Administration.
I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
concerning congressional records related to a hearing of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee on July 15, 1967.

The records you have requested are not subject to the FOIA. Pursuant to 36
CFR 1250.6 (c), FOIA applies only to the records of the executive branch of
the Federal government; therefore it is not applicable to the records of
Congress and the legislative branch.

We searched the records of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for
evidence and testimony related to the attack on the USS Liberty as well as
any records pertaining to a hearing on July 15, 1967. We could not locate
the records you requested.

However, according to published hearing transcripts the committee met on
June 12, July 14, and July 26, 1967 to discuss the Foreign Assistance Act
of 1967. In the printed transcript for these hearings, the committee refers
to an investigation conducted by the Naval Board of Inquiry. If the
National Archives has evidence and testimony related to this investigation,
the records will be located in Record Group 125, *Records of the Office of
the Judge Advocate General (Navy)*. These records are located at Archives
II in College Park, Maryland. I suggest contacting a reference archivist
there at Archives2reference@nara.gov or 301-837-2000 <(301)%20837-2000>.

You can read a digital copy of the above printed hearing here:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112106905927;view=1up;seq=1 The
committee discusses the USS Liberty on pages 233-234 and pages 266-270.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,
--
Dorothy Alexander
Center for Legislative Archives
National Archives and Records Administration

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