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February 6, 2004
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 APPROVED FOR RELEASE DATE: 06-Aug-2008 FOIA and Privacy Coordinator Central Intelligence Agency Washington. DC 20505 Russ Kick (b)(3) (b)(6) FE814104 r,1 4:34 This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act In Jul% 2003. columnist Robert Novak-citing two senior administration officials-revealed the identity of a CIA operative named Valerie Plamc. According to a January 30'h letter from Stanley M. MoskoNitz to Rep. John Conyers, Jr., the CIA's Office of Security conducted an investigation into this matter. Specifically, the letter says: "By letter dated 16 September 2003, and in accordance N%ith standard practice in such matters, the CIA informed DoJ that the Agency's investigation into the matter was complete, provided DoJ a memorandum setting forth the results of that investigation..." 1) I hereby request a copy of the final report and closing memo for this investigation. 2) 1 also request a copy of the "memorandum setting forth the results of that investigation" that the CIA sent to the Dol. If the material in both requests happens to be 100% identical, then obviously I only want one copy. I am a freelance writer and journalist. I am willing to pay for expenses that do not exceed $300. If this request will be more than this amount, please notify me in advance. I hope to hear from you within the 20-business-day statutory time period for responses to FOIA requests. If you decide to withhold any information from release, I would like a detailed explanation of the exemptions invoked. (If material is withheld, I am entitled under the law to be given any remaining "reasonably segregable portions" of these documents.) Thank you for your consideration of my request. 30 January 2004 The Honorable John Conyers,  Jr. Ranking Democratic Member Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives Washington,  D.C.   20515 Thank you for your letter of 29 September 2003 to the Director of Central Intelligence  (DCI)  regarding any contacts the Central Intelligence Agency  (CIA)  has had with the Department of Justice  (DoJ)  to request an investigation into the disclosure earlier that year of the identity of an employee operating under cover.   The DCI has asked me to respond to your letter on his behalf. Executive Order 12333 requires CIA to report to the Attorney General "possible violations of criminal law."  ?n accordance with Executive Order 12333 on 24 July 2003,  a CIA attorney left a phone message for the Chief of the Counterespionage Section of Doi noting concern with recent articles on this subject and stating that the CIA would forward a written crimes report pending the outcome of a review of th articles by subject matter experts.   By letter dated 30 July 2003,  the CIA reported to the Criminal Division of Doi a possible violation of criminal law concerning the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.   The letter also informed Doi that the CIA's Office of Security had opened an investigation into this matter.   This letter was sent again to Doi by facsimile on 5 September 2003. By letter dated 16 September 2003, and in accordance with standard practice in such matters,  the CIA informed Doi that the Agency's investigation into this matter was complete,  provided Doi a memorandum setting forth the results of that investigation, and requested that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) undertake a criminal investigation of this matter.   In a 29 September 2003 letter,  Doi advised that the Counterespionage Section of Doi had requested that the FBI initiate an investigation of this matter. The Honorable John Conyers,  Jr. I hope the information set forth in this letter provides the assistance you were seeking. Sincerely, Stanley M. Moa  witz Dir/actor of Congressi nal Affairs