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THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON RECEIVED

June 11, 2003 JUN 1 1 2003

Daniel Marcus, Esq. National Commission on


General Counsel Terrorist Attacks
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
2100KStreetN.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037

Dear Mr. Marcus:

As you know, the President has clearly stated a policy of support for the work of the
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States ("Commission"). Consistent
with that policy, and as a matter of comity between the legislative and executive branches, we
previously provided a set of documents, as pages numbered 1 - 572, in response to the
Commission's "EOF Document Request No. 1," dated May 13, 2003 (the "Request").
Subsequently, at your request, we provided an opportunity for you and Mr. Philip Zelikow to
review the full, un-redacted text of the documents we provided in response to the Request,
including all portions which had been marked as "non-responsive."

Following your review, you requested that we provide certain additional portions of
these documents to the Commission. While we do not concede that the enclosed materials are
responsive to the Request or relevant to the Commission's inquiry, we are providing them as an
accommodation.

The enclosed documents comprise additional portions of: (i) one transcript of an
interview conducted by Bob Woodward and Dan Balz of the Washington Post with President
Bush; (ii) two transcripts of interviews conducted by Woodward with National Security Advisor
Condoleezza Rice; and (iii) one transcript of interviews conducted by Woodward and Balz with
Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley. These pages are numbered as in the original
set of documents provided in response to the Request, so that the pages can be substituted for
those in the original response. Also enclosed is the transcript of a press conference held by Dr.
Rice on May 16, 2002, which is publicly available, including on the White House web site.

These materials are furnished pursuant to all terms and conditions stated in the May 21,
2003 letter to you from the Counsel to the President and in my May 23, 2003 letter to you.

Sincerely yours,

David G. Leitch
Deputy Counsel to the President
NATIONAL S E C U R I T Y COUNCIL
WASHINGTON, D.C. 2O5O4

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JUN . 7 2003

„ . ,, , „ National Commission on
Daniel Marcus, Esq. Terrorist Attacks
General Counsel
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
2100KStreetN.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037

Dear Mr. Marcus:

Consistent with the President's policy to support the work of the National Commission
on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States ("the Commission"), and as a matter of comity
between the legislative and executive branches, we are enclosing an additional set of documents,
as pages numbered 360-572, that may be responsive to the Commission's requested entitled
"EOF Document Request No. 1," dated May 13, 2003 (the "Request"). As we indicated in our
previous responses, the enclosed documents reflect the results of preliminary inquiries made of
relevant White House offices in response to the Request and we anticipate furnishing additional
documents. Specifically, we anticipate that there will be additional documents provided to you
shortly as a result of our discussions today. As you know, the full, non-redacted text of each of
the enclosed documents was previously made available to the Commission, with our intended
redactions of material not responsive to the Request marked, and both you and Executive
Director Phillip Zelikow have taken the opportunity to review them.

The enclosed documents comprise: (i) twelve transcripts of interviews conducted with
Dr. Condoleezza Rice in 2001 and 2002 by Bob Woodward and other journalists; and (ii) two
transcripts of interviews conducted by Bob Woodward and Dan Balz with Stephen Hadley in
January 2002. These additional documents are provided subject to the terms of the May 21 ,
2003 letter from the Counsel to the President, and the May 23, 2003 letter to you from Deputy
Counsel to the President David Leitch, including that they are furnished with due regard for the
constitutional separation of powers and reserving all legal authorities, privileges and objections
that may apply, including with respect to other governmental entities or private parties.
Documents and other information are furnished to the Commission in confidence and as in
closed session. Please ensure that the Commission protects them from unauthorized disclosure
and from use for any purpose other than the legislative purpose for which the Commission made
the request.

Sincerely yours,

John B. Bellinger, III


Senior Associate Counsel to the President
and Legal Adviser, National Security Council
THE WHITE HOUSE RECEIVED
WASHINGTON
MAY 2 3 2003
May 23, 2003 Ma, ._
J National Commission on
Terron'st Attacks

Daniel Marcus, Esq.


General Counsel
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
2100KStreetN.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037

Dear Mr. Marcus:

As you know, the President has clearly stated a policy of support for the work of the National
Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States ("Commission"). Consistent with that
policy, and as a matter of comity between the legislative and executive branches, we are
enclosing an additional set of documents as pages numbered 242-359 that may be responsive to
the Commission's request entitled "EOF Document Request No. 1," dated May 13, 2003 (the
"Request"). The enclosed documents reflect further results of preliminary inquiries made of
relevant White House offices in response to the Request. These inquiries are ongoing, and we
anticipate furnishing additional documents shortly.

The enclosed documents comprise (i) two transcripts of an interview conducted by Bob
Woodward and Dan Balz of the Washington Post with President Bush on December 20, 2001,
and (ii) portions of the transcript of a second interview conducted by Woodward and Balz with
President Bush on August 20, 2002 (the "August 20 Interview"). Pursuant to the terms of the
Request, we are providing only the portions of these transcripts that "discusfs] the facts and
circumstances surrounding the 9-11 attack and the immediate response of the United States." As
the Counsel to the President advised the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Commission on
May 21, 2003, we have interpreted the phrase "the immediate response of the United States" as
stated in the Request, to include events occurring on or prior to September 20, 2001. Because a
substantial majority of the August 20 Interview concerns events occurring after that date, we
have provided only the portions of that interview which may be responsive, and have indicated
the number of pages that are omitted. All portions of the documents provided in response to the
Request which are marked as "non-responsive material" will be made available to the
Commission as discussed between the Counsel to the President and the Chairman and Vice-
Chairman of the Commission.

The enclosed documents and information, and all documents and information subsequently
furnished, are furnished (whether by delivery or by making them available) with due regard for
the constitutional separation of powers and reserving all legal authorities, privileges and
objections that may apply, including with respect to other governmental entities or private
parties. Documents and other information are furnished to the Commission in confidence and as
in closed session. Please ensure that the Commission protects them from unauthorized
disclosure and from use for any purpose other than the legislative purpose for which the
Commission made the request.

Sincerely yours,

David G. Leitch
Deputy Counsel to the President