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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02176
Date Filed2017-10-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED, INC.
Case DescriptionReporter Jason Leopold submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for records concerning payments made by the agency to Syrian rebels fighting Assad. Leopold argued that a tweet from President Trump critical of a Washington Post article about the payments constituted public acknowledgment of the payments. Leopold also requested a fee waiver and inclusion in the news media fee category. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Leopold filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
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2017-10-191COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5167307) filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/19/2017)
2017-10-192LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED, INC. (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/19/2017)
2017-10-203ERRATA by BUZZFEED, INC. 2 LCvR 7.1 Certificate of Disclosure - Corporate Affiliations/Financial Interests filed by BUZZFEED, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Corrected LCvR 7.1 disclosure statement)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-204NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by BUZZFEED, INC., JASON LEOPOLD. Case related to Case No. 17-cv-6354 (SDNY). (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-20Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (md) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-205SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
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