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Thomas H.

Kean
CHAIR
EOF DOCUMENT REQUEST No. 2
Lee H. Hamilton
VICE CHAIR

Richard Ben-Veniste
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the
"Commission") requests that the Executive Office of the President (the "respondent")
Max Cleland provide the Commission with the following documents and information no later than
Fred F. Fielding
June 25, 2003 (the "production date"). The Commission requests that the respondent
inform the Commission promptly if the production date poses a problem for certain
Jamie S. Gorelick categories of documents, such as documents from the previous Administration that
Slade Gorton may be in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration, and
meet promptly with the Commission staff to set a schedule for the production of
John Lehman
those documents.
Timothy J. Roemer
1. The briefing materials prepared or compiled by NSC staff and distributed to
James R. Thompson
attendees for; any summaries prepared or compiled by NSC staff and distributed to
attendees of the discussions held at and/or conclusions emerging from; and any
Philip D. Zelikow
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR minutes prepared or compiled by NSC staff of Principals and Deputies Committee
meetings held from January 1, 1998, through September 20, 2001 that concerned:

(a) Al-Qa'ida, Usama bin Laden, and/or Afghanistan;


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(b) the policy and budget development, implementation, or review of the overall
counterterrorism policies of the United States, including PDD-62 (1998), the
Five Year Counterterrorism Plan, and any successor NSPDs; and/or

(c) counterterrorism issues involving threats to or attacks on the United States or


American persons or assets in relations with Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi
Arabia, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, other than materials
that focus only on Palestinian terrorist activities.

Principals meetings include any such meeting whether chaired by the President or
by the National Security Adviser. This request applies to principals or deputies-
level meetings addressing these topics wholly or in part regardless of the title used
for the group or whether conducted in person or by SVTS, including meetings of
the "Foreign Policy Team," the "Small Group," and the Counterterrorism Security
Group (including CSG meetings chaired by the National Coordinator), as well as
relevant meetings at Camp David.

2. The President's Daily Diary for September 11, 2001, and logs from the White
House Situation Room, the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC),
and the White House Military Office for September, 1; 1, 2001.

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3. Contemporaneous notes of individuals present in the PEOC or accompanying the


President on September 11,2001, including notes of White House officials other
than the President. (A request for such documents directed to the Office of the
Vice President will be submitted separately.)

4. The briefing materials prepared or compiled by White House staff and distributed
to attendees for; any summaries prepared or compiled by White House staff and
distributed to attendees of the discussions at and/or conclusions emerging from;
and any minutes prepared or compiled by White House staff of meetings at the
principals or deputies level, including the Domestic Consequences Principals
Committee, from September 11 through September 20, 2001 that concerned
domestic policy responses to the terrorist attacks upon the United States.

5. Information sufficient to describe the activation and implementation of continuity


of operations and emergency response plans and measures for the White House
complex on September 11, 2001.

The Commission requests that 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.

The Commission intends to make further document requests as its work develops and reserves the
right to request additional documents and information in the areas addressed in this request.

June 4, 2003 Daniel Marcus


General Counsel
WITH DRAWAL NOTICE

RG: 148
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ACCESS RESTRICTED

The item identified below has been withdrawn from this file:

Folder Title: White House [2 of 2]


Document Date: 07-23-2003
Document Type: Letter
From:
To:

Subject: EOP Document Request #3

In the review of this file this item was removed because access to it is
restricted. Restrictions on records in the National Archives are stated in
general and specific record group restriction statements which are available
for examination.

NND:221
Withdrawn: 04-30-2008 by:

RETRIEVAL #: 221 00003 0007 34


TO: Philip Zelikow, Chris Kojm, Dan Marcus, Steve Dunne
CC: Mike Hurley, Dan Byrnan
FROM: Warren Bass
DATE: September 16, 2003
RE: Draft EOF 4

Attached please find Team Three's draft of a fourth document request for EOF. We've
attempted to cover the "seam issue" identified by Philip, as well as tackle a few other
outstanding pieces of business.

Once we've settled on language to take care of the seam issue—notes or other documents
produced by participants or "plus ones" in CT meetings—our teammates are ready to send
out requests along the lines of points 1 and 2 to DOD, State, DOJ, FBI, and CIA.

Mike will be back in the office Wednesday, and we'll look forward to talking more at your
convenience.

Many thanks.
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Thomas H. Kean
CHAIR {DRAFT} EOF DOCUMENT REQUEST NO. 4
Lee H. Hamilton
VICE CHAIR (U) The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Richard Ben-Veniste
(the "Commission") requests that the Executive Office of the President (EOP
or the "respondent") provide the Commission with the following documents
Max Cieland and information no later than , 2003 (the "production date"):
Fred F. Fielding
1. (U) All notes, memoranda, notes for the file, and/or other
Jamie S. Gorelick documentation produced by NSC officials that memorialize or
Skde Gorton otherwise document Principals' Committee, Deputies' Committee,
and/or other interagency meetings related to Usama bin Laden
John Lehman
(UBL), al Qa'ida, Afghanistan (including the Taliban and/or the
Timothy J. Roemer Northern Alliance), Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and/or Sudan, from
January 1, 1998 to September 20, 2001.
James R. Thompson
2. (U) All notes, memoranda, notes for the file, and/or other
Philip D. Zclikow documentation produced by NSC officials that memorialize or
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
otherwise document CSG meetings related to UBL, al Qa'ida,
Afghanistan (including the Taliban and/or the Northern Alliance),
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and/or Sudan, from January 1, 1998 to
September 20, 2001. This request includes documents that may or
may not have been reviewed by the National Security Adviser
and/or Deputy National Security Adviser.
3. (U) All agendas, summary of conclusions, background papers,
options papers, and other documents related to Principals'
Committee or Deputies' Committee meetings that dealt with
Pakistan or Saudi Arabia, from January 1, 1998 to September 20,
2001.
4. (U) All agendas, summary of conclusions, background papers,
options papers, and other documents derived from internal
discussions or diplomatic exchanges on U.S.-Saudi or U.S.-
Pakistani relations that reached at least the level of a senior
director in the NSC, from January 1, 1998 to September 20, 2001.
5. (U) All agendas, summary of conclusions, background papers,
options papers, notes, memoranda, notes for the file, and all other
documents related to the departure of Saudi nationals immediately
after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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6. (U) Agendas, and/or other documentation sufficient to determine the date, subject,
and duration of the meeting, for all Principals' Committee meetings (including all
"Small Group" meetings involving cabinet-level officials) and all Deputies'
Committee meetings, from January 1, 1998 to September 20, 2001.
7. (U) All agendas, summary of conclusions, background papers, options papers, and other
documents related to CSG meetings on foreign terrorist organizations identified by the
United States government as linked to al Qa'ida, including but not limited to the Abu Sayyaf
Group, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, the Armed Islamic
Group (Algeria), and Jemaah Islamiyah, from January 1, 1998 to September 20, 2001.

(U) 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.

(U) 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.

(U) 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.

(U) 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.

[DATE] Daniel Marcus


General Counsel

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Thomas H. Kean / EOF DOCUMENT REQUEST No. 5
CHAIR

Lee H. Hamilton
VICE CHAIR The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the
"Commission") requests that the Executive Office of the President ("EOP" or the
Richard Ben- Veniste
"respondent") provide the Commission with the following documents no later than
MaxCleknd November 14, 2003:
Fred F. Fielding
1. Analyses in 2002 and 2003 by the Council of Economic Advisors on the economic
Jamie S. Gorelick impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Slade Gorton
s 2. The final version of the response to NSPD-5 by the External Panel chaired by Brent
John Lehman Scowcroft.
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Timothy J.
3. Any documents prepared by the Bush-Cheney transition team relating to terrorism
James R and/or the National Security Council Directorate of Transnational Threats.

Philip D. Zelikow
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
4. To the extent not already produced, all agendas, summary of conclusions,
background papers, options papers, memoranda, notes for the file, or other
documents related to the departure from the United States of Saudi nationals by
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/ September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

5. To the extent not already produced, memoranda for the record or for the file and
other documents that describe or summarize the results of Principals' Committee,
Deputies' Committee, CSG, or other meetings, and memoranda for the record or for
the file memorializing the results of conversations with CIA, Department of
Defense, and/or Department of State officials or conversations with foreign
officials, from January 1, 1998 through September 20, 2001 (a) relating to UBL
and/or al Qa'ida, and (b) as to Afghanistan (including the Taliban and/or the
Northern Alliance), Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and/or Sudan, relating to terrorism or
other matters that could reasonably be expected to affect U.S. policy on terrorism or
cooperation with that country in countering terrorist threats to or attacks on the
United States. For purposes of this request, the Commission will specify no more
than 8 individuals per Administration whose files are to be searched for responsive
documents, and this request shall not apply to any meeting for which a Summary of
Conclusions was prepared and has been produced.

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.

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