Thomas H.

Kean
CHAIR

OVP DOCUMENT REQUEST No. 1 The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the "Commission") requests that the Office of the Vice President (the "respondent") provide the Commission with copies of the following Vice-Presidential Executive materials no later than June 3, 2003 (the "production date"): 1. Any transcripts that have been prepared of all press interviews with Vice President Cheney in which he discusses the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11,2001 attack and the immediate response of the United States, including specifically the Vice President's interviews with Bob Woodward and with Newsweek. 2. Any transcripts that have been prepared of all press interviews with Mrs. Cheney and with Office of the Vice President staff (including any background briefings with "senior administration officials") that discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attack and the immediate response of the United States, including specifically interviews with Bob Woodward and with Newsweek. The Commission requests that the documents requested above be provided as soon as they are available, even though all requested documents may not be provided at the same time, through means of a "rolling" production. If any requested documents are withheld from production, even temporarily, based on an alleged claim of privilege or for any other reason, the Commission requests that the respondent, as soon as possible and in no event later than the production date, identify and describe each such document or class of documents, as well as the alleged basis for not producing it, with sufficient specificity to allow a meaningful challenge to any such withholding. If the respondent does not have possession, custody or control of any requested documents but has information about where such documents may be located, the Commission requests that the respondent provide such information as soon as possible and in no event later than the production date. If the respondent has any questions or concerns about the interpretation or scope of these document requests, the Commission requests that any such questions or concerns be raised with the Commission as soon as possible so that any such issues can be addressed and resolved prior to the production date.. May 20, 2003

Lee H. Hamilton
VICE CHAIR

Richard Ben-Veniste Max Cleland Fred F. Fielding Jamie S. Gotelick Slade Gorton John Lehman Timothy J. Roemer James R. Thompson

Philip D. Zelikow
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

j^ Daniel Marcus, General Counsel
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