CITING “UNWARRANTED INVASION OF PERSONAL PRIVACY” FOR A PUBLIC OFFICIAL
by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 17, 2012) — A Freedom of Information Act request submitted by The Post & Email on December 15, 2012 to the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department regarding any 911 call made on behalf of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week has been denied.
On Saturday, it was reported that Clinton had suffered dehydration, fainting and then a concussion from a stomach flu, rendering her unable to testify on Thursday about the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack and its aftermath as some in Congress had expected. Various news outlets reproduced a statement released by Philippe Reines, Clinton’s long-time aide, which said that she would be “working from home” this week. No medical tests, evaluations, names of attending physicians or hospitalization were mentioned in the statement.
A concussion occurs from a bump or blow to the head, not from fainting alone, and can result in “temporary loss of brain function.” According to WebMD, a concussion can be considered a traumatic brain injury which “can cause bruising, damage to the blood vessels, and injury to the nerves.”
Fox News reported that the State Department said that Clinton’s condition was “diagnosed” on Thursday, and an unidentified State Department “official” said that “The doctors did not determine the concussion to be ‘severe.'”
The Obama regime has been known to “control the media” and tout transparency but fail to provide information to the public on the activities of government. Obama himself has been accused of committing election fraud twice, using a stolen Social Security number, posting two forged birth certificates to the public, and issuing a “stand down” order to military commanders who were ready to assist those massacred in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
Along with United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, Clinton had insisted for several weeks that the Benghazi attack had been caused by protesters angry about an anti-Islamic video, but emails released to the press from the State Department revealed that within several hours, the White House, members of the FBI, State Department and CIA knew that a terrorist attack had been launched during which Amb. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah believes that the Obama regime is “hiding” survivors of the Benghazi attack and is “waiting for the State Department to issue its report” on Benghazi. It has been reported that two members of Clinton’s State Department will testify in her place on Thursday.
An email response received from the Metro Police Department on December 17 reads:
From: Ferguson, Aliyyah (MPD) (Aliyyah.Ferguson@dc.gov)
Sent: Mon 12/17/12 3:32 PM
December 17, 2012
[Email address redacted]
Re: FOIA Request No.121217-007
Dear Ms. Rondeau:
This letter is in response to your above listed FOIA request in which you request documents pertaining to:
(1) A transcript and audio recording of any call placed on behalf of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while in her office at the US State Department, sometime between December 10, 2012 and December 15, 2012.
After due consideration, your request is denied. Without admitting or denying the existence of such records, the release of any transcript and or audio made to the Office of Unified Communications/Metropolitan Police Department, would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Such records are exempt from disclosure under D.C. Official Code § 2-534 (a) (2).
Please know that, under D.C. Official Code § 2-537 and 1 DCMR § 412, you have the right to appeal this letter to the Mayor or to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. If you elect to appeal to the Mayor, your appeal must be in writing and contain “Freedom of Information Act Appeal” or “FOIA Appeal” in the subject line of the letter as well on the outside of the envelope. The appeal must include (1) a copy of the original request; (2) a copy of any written denial; (3) a statement of the circumstances, reasons, and/or arguments advanced in support of disclosure; and (4) a daytime telephone number, an e-mail and/or U.S. mailing address at which you can be reached.
The appeal must be mailed to: The Mayor’s Correspondence Unit, FOIA Appeal, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 316, Washington, D.C. 20004. Electronic versions of the same information can instead be e-mailed to The Mayor’s Correspondence Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further, a copy of all appeal materials must be forwarded to the Freedom of Information Officer of the involved agency, or to the agency head of that agency, if there is no designated Freedom of Information Officer there.
Failure to follow these administrative steps will result in delay in the processing and commencement of a response to your appeal to the Mayor.
Freedom of Information Act Office
Office of the General Counsel
Metropolitan Police Department
Ms. Aliyyah Z. Ferguson
Freedom Of Information ActProcessing Unit
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Rm. 4153
Washington, D.C. 20001
(P) 202-727-3721(F) 202-281-3949