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The following are public records requests and litigation undertaken by, or on behalf of, the Lawyers’ Committee.

 

ONGOING LITIGATION

 

FEMA/NIST #12-057 (Request by Cole, represented by attorney Harrison) 

Status: Presently in the DC Circuit Court (Docket #DC 1:15-cv-01991)

Docket Sheet here: http://foiaproject.org/dc_view/?id=4599001-DC-1-2015cv01991-docket
Complaint here:  http://foiaproject.org/dc_view/?id=2513032-dc-1-2015cv01991-complaint

The request started in early 2011 asking FEMA for all raw data collected during the FEMA Building Performance Study.  FEMA claimed it had absolutely no records, but eventually transferred the request to NIST.

The records obtained through this request can be downloaded here:

Response of FEB 2012 —  https://archive.org/download/911datasets/NIST_FOIA_12-057_Feb_07_2012.zip

Response of FEB 2013 —  https://lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2nd-Interim_021513.zip

 

 

NIST FOIA #12-177 — (Request by Cole, represented by attorney Harrison) 

Status: Presently in the DC Circuit Court (Docket #DC 1:19-cv-01182) 

Docket Sheet here:  http://foiaproject.org/dc_view/?id=5979044-DC-1-2019cv01182-docket

Complaint here:  http://foiaproject.org/dc_view/?id=5979045-DC-1-2019cv01182-complaint

This FOIA request seeks access to NIST’s WTC7 data about the Column 79 measurements so their analyses can be checked for accuracy.

 

 

NIST FOIA #12-028— (Request by Cole, represented by attorney Harrison) 

Status: Presently in the DC Circuit Court (Docket # DC 1:19-cv-01070)

Docket Sheet here:  http://foiaproject.org/dc_view/?id=5956518-DC-1-2019cv01070-docket

Complaint here:  http://foiaproject.org/dc_view/?id=5956519-DC-1-2019cv01070-complaint

This FOIA request seeks access to NIST’s interviews done with first responders during 2003-4    UPDATE:  26 SEP 2017– NIST FOIA request #17-1652 (Koenig) obtained Hess, Jennings and other interviews which are almost totally redacted. These records should have been provided under #12-028.  Koenig due to be joined as co-plaintiff.

 

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New Jersey Public Records Act (Request by the LC, represented by attorney Meiswinkle) 

Status: Presently in NJ APPEALS Court  (Docket #A- 001204-18T1)

The request seeks records related to the “high fivers” arrest on 11 SEP 2001.  Film confiscated during the arrest was processed by the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) at the Trenton Forensic Photography Unit on 12 SEP 2001.  On 13 SEP 2001 the NJSP delivered to the FBI three sets of 76 images. 

Few details are known besides what was reported in the 141 page FBI report, which was heavily redacted.

UPDATE:  On 9 OCT 2018, under the Common Law (not the Open Public Records Act), one record emerged.  It is a single log book page with one line item showing the arrival and processing of perhaps 10 rolls of 35mm film on 12 SEP 2001.    

It is unknown whether the negatives, along with contact sheets were also delivered to the FBI.

It is unknown whether fabric samples confiscated during the arrest were tested for explosives at a NJSP facility.

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PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS

 

Pennsylvania Public Records Act  (Request by attorney Meiswinkle)

Status:  Final.  Could follow up with further requests.

UPDATE March 2019:  Many records were obtained and are currently undergoing analysis.

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NSA FOIA #103441 — This FOIA request (Meiswinkle) seeks Infrared data for two incidents before and after 9/11, in order to understand data from 9/11.   

Status:  Denied, appealed, denied.

Download the request here: https://lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DEFSMAC_Data_012818.doc

 

NSA FOIA #106389 — This FOIA request (Meiswinkle) seeks Infrared data for expanded time frames surrounding the collapse of WTC1, 2 and 7.

Status:  Partial Denial, appealed.   (NSA provided the same records Miles Kara obtained under the MDR)

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DHSES FOIL  #19-023 —  This FOIA request (Meiswinkle) seeks communications to and from NY State Emergency Management Office director/deputy Ed Jacoby related to the WTC disaster.  Due ~22 May 2019

UPDATE 21 MAY–  Request denied: Burdensome Request     New request sent on 22 MAY, seeking aircraft related communications, reduced time to between 11 and 25 SEP.

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FBI FOIA #1437042  —  This FOIA request (Meiswinkle) seeks all records related to the recovery and documentation of human remains from the United 93 crash.

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FBI FOIA #     —  This FOIA request (Meiswinkle) seeks all records related to the recovery and documentation of wreckage from the United 93 crash.

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NTSB FOIA # 2019-239    —  This FOIA request (Meiswinkle) seeks all records related to the recovery and documentation of human remains from the United 93 crash.

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NTSB FOIA # 2019-245    —  This FOIA request (Meiswinkle) seeks all records related to the recovery and documentation of wreckage from the United 93 crash.

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NIST FOIA #2019-1266  —  This FOIA request (Gage, Meiswinkle, Harrison) seeks all records related to the mentions of thermite in NIST engineer’s (McAllister)  report/presentation dated DEC 2006.  It confirms that NIST evaluated thermite as a heat source during the modeling of WTC7.

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NIST FOIA #2019- —  This FOIA request (Gage, Meiswinkle, Harrison) seeks

“All NIST records related to the World Trade Center and the events of September 11, 2001 which include any of the following words (or any form of these words): thermite, thermate, nanothermite, nanocomposite, nanothermate, incendiary, or explosive.”

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FBI FOIA #1438274  —  This FOIA request (Meiswinkle, Harrison) seeks all records related to the recovery and documentation of human remains from the AA77 crash at the Pentagon.

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NTSB FOIA #2019-0259  —  This FOIA request (Meiswinkle, Harrison) seeks all records related to the recovery and documentation of human remains from the AA77 crash at the Pentagon.

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DOD FOIA #19-F-1295 —  This FOIA request (Meiswinkle, Harrison) seeks all records related to the recovery and documentation of human remains from the AA77 crash at the Pentagon.

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FBI FOIA #1439617  —  This FOIA request (Mackenzie) seeks all records related to the map of the UA93 crash site (a FBI/NTSB record)

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REQUEST WISH LIST

RELATED>>  It appears the NTSB has a duty to investigate, even if the FBI is leading a criminal probe.  Possible OIG complaint to be explored?

The relinquishment of investigative priority by the Board shall not otherwise affect the authority of the Board to continue its investigation under this section.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/49/1131

 

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BOARD APPROVED LITIGATION

None as of 1 MAY 2019

UPDATE  20 MAY 2019– A private requester has shared FBI records consisting of 14 pages (eight are duplicates) showing the NJ High Fivers.  MH and DM interviewed the requester on 15 MAY and agreed to study possible representation for appeal or as a witness in FBI FOIA #1392650.

 

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COMPLETED HIGH VALUE REQUESTS — POTENTIAL LITIGATION

 

  • FBI FOIA #1347927 (Cole)  –Seeking the list(s) related to imagery of plane parts.(photos or video) 
  • NTSB FOIA #2017-266 (Cole)  — Seeking the list(s) of photos or videos of plane parts.
  • FBI FOIA #1385080 (Mackenzie)   –Seeking the list(s) of identified plane parts.
  • NTSB FOIA #2017-399 (Mackenzie)   –Seeking the list(s) of identified plane parts.
  • NTSB FOIA #2107-293 (Mackenzie)  — Seeking a map of the UA93 crash site (FBI/NTSB record)
  • Secret Service FOIA #18-115 (Cole) –Seeking “White House optimized radar” data, as the WH would have the most sophisticated system on the planet.
  • SEC FOIA #       (Mackenzie) –Seeking records related to insider trading. Litigated by D. Mackenzie
  • NIST FOIA #    (Koenig)  –Seeking clones of videos collected by NIST, because NIST has only released poor quality copies.
  • DOD FOIA #19A-0178-A1 (on Appeal) — (LC/Meiswinkle) 6 March 2019  –Seeking 16 DATs and other records related to the Pentagon Defense Protection Services capture of CCTV videos that were turned over to the FBI on 12 SEP 2001.  Currently on appeal because of a constructive denial (time expired) .  The appeal 20 day deadline missed, to be litigated.
  • FBI FOIA #1392650 (Request by the LC, represented by attorney Meiswinkle)                                   Status:  Request denied, response deadline missed, to be litigated.                                                     See this request for the specific multiple items related to film and cameras confiscated from the NJ High Fivers on 9/11/01.  Response (late) said records may have been destroyed on 1/27/14.

    https://lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/FBI_FOIA-122617.doc

  • FBI FOIA #1432189-000 (Request by the LC, represented by attorney Meiswinkle)  Status:  Request acknowledged, response deadline missed, to be litigated.  Seeking NTSB records related to Form 6120.15. (return of wreckage to airline companies)

 

LITIGATION PRIORITY LIST

1 NSA FOIA #103441 (LC/Meiswinkle)  Seeking DEFSMAC records phase 1 (phase 2 coming up)
2 NIST FOIA #    (Koenig)  –Seeking clones of videos collected by NIST, because NIST has only released poor quality copies.  Update 052019– Fee estimate $250
3 DOD FOIA #19A-0178-A1 (on Appeal) — (LC/Meiswinkle) 6 March 2019  –Seeking 16 DATs and other records related to the Pentagon Defense Protection Services capture of CCTV videos that were turned over to the FBI on 12 SEP 2001.  Currently on appeal because of a constructive denial (time expired) .  The appeal 20 day deadline missed, to be litigated.
4 FBI FOIA #1432189-000 (Request by the LC, represented by attorney Meiswinkle) Seeking NTSB records related to Form 6120.15. (return of wreckage to airline companies.  Status:  Request acknowledged, response deadline missed, to be litigated.  
5 FBI FOIA #1347927 (Cole)  –Seeking the list(s) related to imagery of plane parts.(photos or video) 
5 NTSB FOIA #2017-266 (Cole)  — Seeking the list(s) of photos or videos of plane parts.
5 FBI FOIA #1385080 (Mackenzie)   –Seeking the list(s) of identified plane parts.
5 NTSB FOIA #2017-399 (Mackenzie)   –Seeking the list(s) of identified plane parts.
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FBI FOIA #1392650 (Request by the LC, represented by attorney Meiswinkle) Seeking multiple items related to film and cameras confiscated from the NJ High Fivers Status:  Request denied, response deadline missed, to be litigated.   See this request for the specific  on 9/11/01.  Response (late) said records may have been destroyed on 1/27/14.

https://lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/FBI_FOIA-122617.doc

7 Secret Service FOIA #18-115 (Cole) –Seeking “White House optimized radar” data, as the WH would have the most sophisticated system on the planet.
??? SEC FOIA #       (Mackenzie) –Seeking records related to insider trading. Litigated by D. Mackenzie
Redo FBI NTSB FOIA #2107-293 (Mackenzie)  — Seeking a map of the UA93 crash site (FBI/NTSB record)

 

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BROWSE A LIST OF ALL FOIA RECORDS

The Board is in possession of all FOIA records obtained to date.  Here is the list of folders and files.

https://lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org/?post_type=wpdmpro&p=1469&preview=true