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From: Drake, Randy (WSP) Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 9:15 AM To: 'James.Szrama@dhs.gov'; Ladines, Lance (WSP); 'ricky.j.twiggs@us.army.mil'; Evans, Bill (WSP); 'debbie.jelcick@seattle.gov'; 'erik.allen@seattle.gov'; Jarmon, Scott (WSP); 'Ron.Leavell@Seattle.Gov' Subject: Re: *** Urgent I need your help on this news report
Again...Ron is the voice on this. Lieutenant Randy Drake Washington State Patrol Organized Crime Intelligence Unit Washington State Fusion Center From: Szrama, James <James.Szrama@dhs.gov> To: Drake, Randy (WSP); Szrama, James J <James.Szrama@dhs.gov>; Ladines, Lance (WSP); ricky.j.twiggs@us.army.mil <ricky.j.twiggs@us.army.mil>; Evans, Bill (WSP); debbie.jelcick@seattle.gov <debbie.jelcick@seattle.gov>; erik.allen@seattle.gov <erik.allen@seattle.gov>; Jarmon, Scott (WSP); Ron.Leavell@Seattle.Gov <Ron.Leavell@Seattle.Gov> Sent: Fri Jul 31 09:09:25 2009 Subject: RE: *** Urgent I need your help on this news report Team, Just talked to Cathy Gen Lowenberg’s Secretary and he may be able to do a (:45 conference Call if not then the only other time is 1:30. I will communicate the same to my gang at HQ who asked for the call I assume at this point Bart Johnson Will Not be on the call however DEP Under sec Lunner will be. Should I say Ron will be the lone participant on the Conf Call once I get it set up?

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From: Randy.Drake@wsp.wa.gov [mailto:Randy.Drake@wsp.wa.gov] Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 9:03 AM To: Szrama, James J; Lance.Ladines@wsp.wa.gov; ricky.j.twiggs@us.army.mil; Bill.Evans@wsp.wa.gov; debbie.jelcick@seattle.gov; erik.allen@seattle.gov; Scott.Jarmon@wsp.wa.gov; Ron.Leavell@Seattle.Gov Subject: Re: *** Urgent I need your help on this news report

All, I have talked with Ron Leavell this morning. All communication on this issue (with anyone) must be approved by Ron. No exceptions. Single (accurate) message is the top priority. Lieutenant Randy Drake Washington State Patrol Organized Crime Intelligence Unit Washington State Fusion Center From: Szrama, James <James.Szrama@dhs.gov> To: Ladines, Lance (WSP); Drake, Randy (WSP); Twiggs, Ricky J CSM NGWA <ricky.j.twiggs@us.army.mil>; Evans, Bill (WSP); Debbie Jelcick <Debbie.Jelcick@Seattle.Gov>; Erik Allen <Erik.Allen@Seattle.Gov>; Jarmon, Scott (WSP); Ron.Leavell@Seattle.Gov <Ron.Leavell@Seattle.Gov> Sent: Fri Jul 31 08:37:24 2009 Subject: *** Urgent I need your help on this news report This has gotten NATIONAL attention with this link between this guy and the Fusion Center

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The fusion center will be called My comments have been we don’t know who this guy is (I assume this is still true) Second we don’t know why he would say he is reporting to the fusion center. Other then there may be regional guys (RIGS) who mayhave talked to him. THEY MENTION WAJAC in the text! Who in WAJAC could they be talking about? Ron are you in town and the acting Director? I may need to get someone with the front office to discuss this if someone is available. This could kill us Resp James

From: Riegle, Robert Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 5:14 AM To: 'david.j.pyle@ugov.gov'; Johnson, Bart R Cc: Szrama, James; Lunner, Chet; Rusk, Jason Subject: Re: News Report

Great...Bart I have cc:d Szrama to get the full details. James I need info ASAP RR -------------------------Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld From: David J Pyle To: 'Johnson, Bart R' ; 'Riegle, Robert' Cc: dni-ppr-sp-hsle@ugov.gov Sent: Fri Jul 31 08:10:13 2009 Subject: News Report Bart/Rob, just an FYI on a report in the DNI News Summary for today. v/r Dave

FORT LEWIS EMPLOYEE INFILTRATED ANTIWAR GROUP, REPORTED TO FUSION CENTER. McClatchy (7/31, Pauloski) reports, "A Yale Law School faculty member and military law expert said he is disturbed by allegations that Fort Lewis employed a civilian who spied on an Olympia-based anti-war organization." Eugene R. Fidell "said such a practice appeared to violate the Posse Comitatus Act." McClatchy notes, "Last week, members of Olympia Port Militarization Resistance presented evidence that John J. Towery, a civilian employee of Fort Lewis Force Protection, infiltrated the group using an assumed name and conducted surveillance of its members for about two years." CQ (7/31, Stein) reports on its "Spy Talk" blog, "A Fort Lewis spokesman confirmed that Towery was employed on the base but would offer no additional information because he 'performs sensitive law enforcement work with the installation law enforcement community.' CQ noted that one member of the group, Drew Hendricks, obtained emails which "revealed that Jacob was actually John Towery...and that his reports on antiwar groups were going to the Washington Joint Analytical Center, a partnership of local and state police, the FBI and the federal Department of

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Homeland Security."

David J. Pyle Deputy Director Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Office of the Director of National Intelligence Phone: 703-275-3001 Secure: 917-3001 IC Email: pyledav@dni.ic.gov

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