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Within Trump’s CIA Director’s E-mail Box
BY JOHN GREENEWALD DECEMBER 3, 2021
On March 31, 2020, The Black Vault filed a FOIA request with the CIA for e-mails sent to or from then Director Gina Haspel (FOIA Case F-2020-01212). The keywords sought after included, “PANDEMIC,” “COVID19,” “COVID-19,” and “Coronavirus.” The request did not stipulate a time frame, and asked for a search of Haspel’s e-mails that was feasible. This likely would include her first date as CIA Director, which was April 26, 2018, through to at least the date of the request.
The CIA’s final response after more than a year and a half is what is known as a “GLOMAR response.” This is when an agency “can neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of such records responsive” to any particular request. The question does arise if the CIA will blanket deny 100% of requests that come in on their director’s e-mail box, and this is just standard practice.
In another case from 2019 (FOIA Case F-2020-00333), The Black Vault filed for a search of Haspel’s emails for the keyword, “Ciaramella,” which tied in to the alleged CIA whistleblower who exposed President Donald Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine which led to Trump’s impeachment trial. This case also yielded a “GLOMAR response,” but in that case, that outcome is somewhat expected, given his identity was not confirmed at the time of filing.
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: MiddleInsite
What is with guys ignoring just what the CIA does.
Their latest bullsnip is covering up sex crimes.
originally posted by: MiddleInsite
What is it with you guys and e-mails.
You do realize that text messages are where it's at now, don't you?
Laptops, servers, and e-mails, oh my!