U.S.

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Washington, D.C. 20535
January 27, 2012 Ms. Anne L. Weismann Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Suite 450 1400 Eye Street Northwest Washington, DC 20005 Subject: Murtha, John FOIPA No.: 1161324- 001 Civil Litigation No.: 1:11-01106-RJL Dear Ms. Weismann: In connection with review of FBI files responsive to your request, FBI documents in the possession of Department of Justice, Criminal Division, were referred back to the FBI for processing and dissemination to you. The enclosed documents were reviewed under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. Deletions have been made to protect information which is exempt from disclosure, with the appropriate exemptions noted on the page next to the excision. In addition, a deleted page information sheet was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld entirely. The exemptions used to withhold information are marked below and explained on the enclosed Form OPCA-16a: Section 552 D(b)(1) J(b)(7)(A)
LJ(b)(7)(B)

Section 552a J(d)(5)
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Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 6(e)

(b)(7)(C) (b)(7)(D) i(b)(7)(E) LJ(b)(7)(F)

J(k)(1) O(k)(2) J(k)(3) LI(k)(4)
(k)(5) L1(k)(6) J(k)(7)

EJ(b)(4) (b)(5) (b)(6)

(b)(8) L(b)(9)

50 pages were reviewed and 50 pages are being released.
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Document(s) were located which originated with, or contained information concerning other Government agency(ies) [OGA]. This information has been:
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referred to the OGA for review and direct response to you. referred to the OGA for consultation. The FBI will correspond with you regarding this information when the consultation is finished.

You have the right to appeal any denials in this release. Appeals should be directed in writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice,1425 New York Ave., NW, Suite 11050, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001. Your appeal must be received by OlP within sixty (60) days from the date of this letter in order to be considered timely. The envelope and the letter should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Appeal.” Please cite the FOIPA Number assigned to your request so that it may be easily identified. The enclosed material is from the main investigative file(s) in which the subject(s) of your request was the focus of the investigation.

See additional information which follows. Sincerely yours,

David M. Hardy Section Chief Record/Information Dissemination Section Records Management Division Enclosure(s)

U.S. Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Washington, D.C. 20535
January 27, 2012 Ms. Anne L. Weismann Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Suite 450 1400 Eye Street Northwest Washington, DC 20005 Subject: Murtha, John FOIPA No.: 1161324- 001 Civil Litigation No.: 1:11-01106-RJL Dear Ms. Weismann: In the course of reviewing its releases to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in subject litigation, the FBI has determined that through administrative oversight, it inadvertently omitted to account for 194 pages of responsive b7A material in its previous releases. These 194 pages have been withheld in full because they are from files which are pending. The enclosed documents were reviewed under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. Deletions have been made to protect information which is exempt from disclosure, with the appropriate exemptions noted on the page next to the excision. In addition, a deleted page information sheet was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld entirely. The exemptions used to withhold information are marked below and explained on the enclosed Form OPCA-16a: Section 552 Section 552a

fl(b)(1) (b)(2)

(b)(7)(A) b)(7)(B) (b)(7)(C) (b)(7)(D) LI(b)(7)(E) E1(b)(7)(F)
Lj)(2)

L(k)(1) E1(k)(2) D(k)(3) D(k)(4) E(k)(5) L(k)(6) tJ(k)(7)

(b)(4) E(b)(5) (b)(6)

(b)(8) LI(b)(9)

194 pages were reviewed and 0 pages are being released. Document(s) were located which originated with, or contained information concerning other Government agency(ies) [OGA]. This information has been: referred to the OGA for review and direct response to you.
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referred to the OGA for consultation. The FBI will correspond with you regarding this information when the consultation is finished.

You have the right to appeal any denials in this release. Appeals should be directed in writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice,1425 New York Ave., NW, Suite 11050, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001. Your appeal must be received by OlP within sixty (60) days from the date of this letter in order to be considered timely. The envelope and the letter should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Appeal.” Please cite the FOIPA Number assigned to your request so that it may be easily identified.

D The enclosed material is from the main investigative file(s) in which the subject(s) of your request was the focus of the investigation. C

See additional information which follows. Sincerely yours,

David M. Hardy Section Chief Record/Information Dissemination Section Records Management Division Enclosure(s)

OPCA-20 (12-3-96)

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Pages withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion. Deletions were made pursuant to the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release to you.
Section 552 Section 552a

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c(b)(1 ) o(b)(2) E(b)(3)_______________________________________

(b)(7)(A) c(b)(7)(B) (b)(7)(C) cJ(b)(7)(D) E(b)(7)(E)
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c:i(d)(5) c(k)(1 c(k)(2) (k)(4) (k)(5) D(k)(6) c(k)(7)

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c Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. c Document(s) originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Page(s) contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicates of other released pages. Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s):

The following numbers are to be used for reference regarding these pages:

MURTHA-3 111 through M1JRTHA-3 178

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Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. o Document(s) originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Page(s) contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicates of other released pages. Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s):

The following number is to be used for reference regarding this page:

MURTHA-3 179

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Deletions were made pursuant to the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release to you.

Section 552

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c(b)(4) D(b)(5) (b)(6)

D(b)(7)(F) E1(b)(8) E(b)(9)

(k)(4) (k)(5) u(k)(6) i(k)(7)

Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. c Document(s) originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Page(s) contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicates of other released pages. Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s):

The following numbers are to be used for reference regarding these pages:

MURTHA-3 180 through MURTHA-3 185

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Pages withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion. Deletions were made pursuant to the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release to you.
Section 552 Section 552a

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E(b)(1

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(b)(7)(A) o(b)(7)(B)

o(b)(3)_________________________

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o(d)(5) o(j)(2) o(k)(1) o(k)(2) o(k)(3) o(k)(4) o(k)(5) o(k)(6) LJ(k)(7)

Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only.
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o Document(s) originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Page(s) contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicates of other released pages. Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s):

The following numbers are to be used for reference regarding these pages:

MURTHA-3 186 through MUR.THA3 187

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OPCA-20 (12-3-96)

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r1(b)(1 ) (b)(2) i(b)(3)_______________________________________

u(d)(5)

(b)(7)(C) O(b)(7)(D) o(b)(7)(F) L(b)(8) o(b)(9)

o(j)(2) E(k)(1)

ci(k)(4) (k)(6)

(b)(4) (b)(6)

Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. c Document(s) originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you.
Page(s) contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicates of other released pages. Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s):

The following numbers are to be used for reference regarding these pages:

MURTHA-3 188 through MURTHA-3209

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Deletions were made pursuant to the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release to you. Section 552 Section 552a
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(b)(1 )

c(b)(7)(B) (b)(7)(C) (b)(7)(D)
EJ(b)(7)(E) D(b)(7)(F)

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cJ(b)(8)
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Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only.

o Document(s) originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were
referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Page(s) contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicates of other released pages. Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s):

The following numbers are to be used for reference regarding these pages:

MURTHA-3210 through MURTHA-3216

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D(j)(2) (k)(1) (k)(3) (k)(4) EJ(k)(5) L(k)(7)

c(b)(4) (b)(6)

o Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. Document(s) originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you.
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Page(s) contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicates of other released pages.

Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s):

The following numbers are to be used for reference regarding these pages:

MURTHA-3217 through MURTHA-3281

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Pages withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion. Deletions were made pursuant to the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release to you.
Section 552 Section 552a (b)(7)(A) t3(d)(5)

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E(b)(7)(F) c(b)(8) (b)(9)

1(k)(1) (k)(2) cJ(k)(3) c(k)(4) (k)(5) c(k)(6) c(k)(7)

c Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. Document(s) originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Page(s) contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicates of other released pages. Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s):

The following numbers are to be used for reference regarding these pages:

MURTHA-3282 through MURTHA-3283

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OPCA-20 (12-3-96)

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Pages withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion. Deletions were made pursuant to the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release to you.
Section 552 Section 552a

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(b)(7)(A) E(b)(7)(B)

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c(k)(2)
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(b)(4) ci(b)(5) (b)(6)
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cJ(b)(7)(F) (b)(8) c(b)(9)

D(k)(5) c(k)(6) ci(k)(7)

Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. Document(s) originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Page(s) contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicates of other released pages. Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s):

The following numbers are to be used for reference regarding these pages:

MURTHA-3284 through MURTHA-3309

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