Letter from the DOJ Office of Inspector General to the ACLU National Security Project re: ACLU v. Department of Defense, et al., No. 1:08-CV-01003-RJL

The document is a letter from the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General to the ACLU's National Security Project, regarding the ACLU's April 22nd, 2008 FOIA request. The letter is a cover letter for summaries of interviews conducted by the OIG related to detainee interrogations.

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Letter
Doc_date: 
Friday, December 30, 2011
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U.S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General
December 30, 2011
Jameel Jaffer
Director, National Security Project
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
Re: ACLU v. Department of Defense, et al., No. 1:08-CV-01003-RJL
Dear Mr. Jaffer:
This responds to your Freedom of Infoi 'nation Act (FOIA) request
submitted to the Department of Justice and other government entities on April
22, 2008. The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General
(OIG)created summaries of interviews conducted by the OIG in connection with
our report, "A Review of the FBI's Involvement in and Observations of Detainee
Interrogations in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq (October 2009,
Revised)." The summaries were created using OIG entries to the CaseMap
database. Enclosed are CaseMap summaries of OIG interviews of the following
individuals: Andrew Arena, Gary Bald, Michael Chertoff, Pat D'Amuro, Alice
Fisher, David Nahmias, Laura Parsky, Bruce Schwartz, Larry Thompson, and
David Ayres. In addition, there are 4 summaries for which the identity of the
interviewees have been redacted pursuant to FOIA exemptions 5 U.S.C. §§
552(b)(6) and (b)(7)(C).
The Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and various
components of the Department of Justice (including the Federal Bureau of
Investigation) reviewed these summaries and made redactions pursuant to
exemptions (b)(1), (b)(3) [10 U.S.C. § 130(b)], (b)(5), (b)(6), (b)(7)(C), and (b)(7)(E).
For these redactions, the text has been omitted in the enclosed summaries and
the bases are indicated in the margin of the document or on the redaction
itself.
ACDLOUJ-ORIGD0I1 46014229 p.1
Although I understand that your request is the subject of litigation, I am
required by statute and regulation to inform you that you have the right to file
an administrative appeal.
Sincerely,
William M. Blier
General Counsel
Enclosure
cc: Marcia Sowles (without enclosure)
ACDLOUJ-ORIGD0I1 46014329 p.2

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11440
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69