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CREW: FBI: Regarding Rep. Murtha: 10/17/2011 - DOJ Letter

CREW: FBI: Regarding Rep. Murtha: 10/17/2011 - DOJ Letter

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On June 16, 2011, CREW sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) for its failure to provide CREW records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning investigations in which the late Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) was named. DOJ conducted multiple investigations into lobbying of Rep. Murtha and earmarks he obtained for a number of organizations and clients of lobbying firms, including Paul Magliocchetti, and defense contractors in Rep. Murtha’s district. CREW’s FOIA request of the FBI, Criminal Division, and the Executive Office of United States Attorneys (EOUSA) sought records concerning these investigations in an effort to determine why DOJ never prosecuted Rep. Murtha. Initial responses from DOJ included privacy claims, despite the fact that any privacy claims Rep. Murtha had do not survive his death. The FBI has refused to release any of its investigative files, claiming they are exempt in their entirety due to an open investigation. In October, 2001, CREW received documents from the FBI regarding the Murtha investigation.
On June 16, 2011, CREW sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) for its failure to provide CREW records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning investigations in which the late Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) was named. DOJ conducted multiple investigations into lobbying of Rep. Murtha and earmarks he obtained for a number of organizations and clients of lobbying firms, including Paul Magliocchetti, and defense contractors in Rep. Murtha’s district. CREW’s FOIA request of the FBI, Criminal Division, and the Executive Office of United States Attorneys (EOUSA) sought records concerning these investigations in an effort to determine why DOJ never prosecuted Rep. Murtha. Initial responses from DOJ included privacy claims, despite the fact that any privacy claims Rep. Murtha had do not survive his death. The FBI has refused to release any of its investigative files, claiming they are exempt in their entirety due to an open investigation. In October, 2001, CREW received documents from the FBI regarding the Murtha investigation.

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U.S.
Department
ofJusticeFederalBureauofInvestigation
Washington,
D.C.
20535
October
14,
2011
Ms.
Anne
L.
WeismannCitizens
for
Responsibility
and
Ethics
in
WashingtonSuite450
1400Eye
Street
NorthwestWashington,
DC
20005
Subject:Murtha,
JohnFOIPANo.:
1161324-001Dear
Ms.
Weismann:The
encloseddocuments
were
reviewed
and
processed
in
accordance
with
theFreedom
of
Information
Act
(FOIA),
5
U.S.C.
§
552.
Deletionshavebeenmade
to
protect
informationwhich
is
exempt
from
disclosure,
with
theappropriateexemptionsnoted
on
the
page
next
to
the
excision.
In
addition,a
deleted
page
information
sheethasbeen
inserted
to
indicatewhere
pages
were
withheldentirely.
Theexemptions
used
to
withholdinformation
are
marked
below
andexplained
on
the
enclosed
Form
OPCA-16a:
Section
552
Section
552a
(b)(1)
(b)(7)(A)
E(d)(5)
D(b)(7)(B)
ci(j)(2)
(b)(3)
Federal
Rules
ofCriminal
(b)(7)(C)
E(k)(1)
Procedure
Rule6(e)
(b)(7)(D)
LJ(k)(2)
u(b)(7)(E)
E(k)(3)
E(b)(7)(F)
LI(k)(4)
E(b)(4)
LJ(b)(8)
E(k)(5)
L(b)(5)
U(k)(6)Ø(b)(6)
E(k)(7)
124
pages
were
reviewed
and
120
pages
are
being
released
in
full
or
in
part.
Document(s)werelocated
which
originated
with,or
contained
information
concerningotherGovernment
agency(ies)
[OGA].
Thisinformation
hasbeen:
U
referred
to
the
OGAfor
reviewanddirect
response
to
you.
U
referred
to
the
OGA
for
consultation.The
FBI
will
correspond
with
you
regarding
thisinformationwhen
theconsultation
is
finished.
You
havethe
right
to
appeal
any
denials
in
this
release.
Appealsshouldbedirected
in
writingto
the
Director,
Officeof
Information
Policy,U.S.
Department
of
Justice,1425
NewYork
Ave.,
NW,
Suite11050,
Washington,
D.C.
20530-0001.
Your
appeal
mustbe
received
by
OIPwithinsixty(60)
days
from
the
date
of
thisletter
in
order
to
be
considered
timely.
The
envelopeandthe
letter
shouldbe
clearly
markedFreedom
of
InformationAppeal.
Please
cite
the
FOIPA
Number
assigned
to
your
request
so
that
it
maybe
easily
identified.
 
The
enclosed
material
is
from
the
main
investigative
file(s)
in
which
the
subject(s)
of
your
requestwas
the
focus
of
the
investigation.
See
additional
informationwhichfollows.
Sincerely
yours,
David
M.
Hardy
Section
Chief
Record/InformationDisseminationSection
RecordsManagement
Division
Enclosure(s)Pursuant
to
the
JointScheduling
Statement
filed
on
September
14,
2011
in
CREW
v.
DOJ,
Civ.
A.
No.
1
1-CV-01
106(D.D.C.),
enclosed
is
a
processed
copy
of
FBI
Washington
FieldOffice
file
58C-
WF-237134,
which
represents
the
firstinterim
release
in
this
litigation.
Certain
documentshavebeen
withheld
infull
pursuant
to
5
U.S.C.
§
552
(b)(7)(A)
(records
or
information
compiled
for
law
enforcementpurposes,therelease
of
whichcould
reasonably
be
expected
to
interfere
with
enforcementproceedings.)
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