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February 3, 2023


Jeremiah L. Morgan, Esq.

370 Maple Avenue West, Suite 4
Vienna, Virginia 22180 (email)

Subject: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Requests [20-OIG-171]

Citizens United and Daily Caller News Foundation v. United States Department of
Justice, Civ. A. No. 1:20-cv-00974 (D.D.C.)

Dear Mr. Morgan:

This is a partial response to your Freedom of Information Act request to the Office of the Inspector
General (OIG), seeking interview transcripts, etc. generated as a result of investigative the
course of the Department of Justice Inspector General's investigation entitled "Review of Four FISA
Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation."

We have processed 460 pages of responsive records. It has been determined that certain portions
such records should be withheld from disclosure pursuant to FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(1), (b)(3), (b)(5), (b)(6),
(b)(7)(C), (b)(7)(D) and b(7)(E) as follows:

- 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(1), protects information specifically authorized under criteria established

by an Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign
policy and are in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive order;
- 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(3), protects information exempt from disclosure by statute,
20 U.S.C. § 3024(i)(1);
- 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(5), protects privileged interagency or intra-agency memoranda or letters,
except under certain circumstances;
- 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6), protects personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of
which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
- 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(C), protects records or information compiled for law enforcement
purposes, but only to the extent that the production of such law enforcement records or
information could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of
personal privacy;
- 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(D), protects records or information compiled for law enforcement
purposes that could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential
source; and
- 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(E), protects records or information compiled for law enforcement

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purposes and would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement
investigations or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement
investigation or prosecutions if such disclosure could reasonably be expected to risk
circumvention of the law.

The OIG has consulted with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the
United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Office of Information Policy (OIP)
and the United States Department of State (State) because they have equity in the records.
Redactions attributable to the OIG and the consulting agencies are as indicated within the records.
No redactions are attributable to OIP.

Please be advised that the agencies considered the foreseeable harm standard of the FOIA
Improvement Act of 2016 when reviewing the responsive records and applying the appropriate FOIA
exemptions. Consequently, enclosed is information that can be released (460 pages) pursuant to
your request.

We are aware that this matter is in litigation and we will continue to process the records at
issue as expeditiously as possible. If you have any questions, you may contact Courtney Enlow of
the Department’s Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch at 202-616-8467.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and
national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV
2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA.
This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an
indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

You may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National
Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The
contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National
Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001,
e-mail at; telephone at (202) 741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448.

Jacqueline Lightle
Jacqueline Lightle
Government Information Specialist
Office of the General Counsel

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