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Vaughn Declaration of Wendy M. Hilton re: CIA OIG Remand Documents, ACLU v. DOD, No. 1:04-CV-4151 (S.D.N.Y. August 31, 2009)

Aug. 31, 2009 | CIA | ACLU-RDI 4996

A Vaughn Declaration from Wendy Hilton, CIA, relating to documents from the files of the CIA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) responsive to the ACLU's FOIA requests of October 7, 2003 and May 25, 2004. The government originally withheld all of the CIA OIG documents in full, and Judge Hellerstein upheld those withholdings. The ACLU appealed. On April 16, 2009, while the appeal was pending, the government released 4 OLC interrogation memos to the ACLU in connection with the same FOIA requests. The government then sought remand to reprocess the CIA OIG documents in light of the release of the 4 memos. The CIA reprocessed the documents and, on August 24, 2009, released 8 of the CIA OIG documents, plus the Special Review (ACLU-RDI 4611) and an August 1, 2002 OLC memo, called "Item 29" (ACLU-RDI 4548).

This declaration explains the CIA's withholding decisions.  The 10 released documents are:

Special Review (ACLU-RDI 4611); Item 29 (ACLU-RDI 4548); Other-29 (ACLU-RDI 4612); Other-39 (ACLU-RDI 4613); Other-63 (ACLU-RDI 4614); Other-71 (ACLU-RDI 4615); Other-93 (ACLU-RDI 4617); Other-103 (ACLU-RDI 4618); Interview-83 (ACLU-RDI 4616); and Email-196 (ACLU-RDI 4619).