Vatican/City/Bank (CIA)

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-2016-01296
Due April 26, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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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:

Files relating to the Vatican, Vatican City, and the Vatican Bank. Please include any materials relating to CIA liaisons with the Vatican.

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,

Michael Best

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the GLOMAR response, as it is not appropriate. CIA has already declassified many documents relating to the Vatican and Vatican City, *including* documents describing their sources and operations, such as https://archive.org/details/OSS-ReportingFromW.O.BlackaVaticanSourceRegardingThePopeAndHisAttitudeTowardsGermany1945

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Michael Best

I provided the precise location, and my failure to restrict the date range does not make it unreasonably broad or burdensome - at worst, it makes it repetitious.

If it helps, however, please exclude all employee emails and materials released on CREST or to the Electronic Reading Room.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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