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Thomas H. Kean

CHAIR

Lee H. Hamilton

VICE CHAIR

Richard Ben-Veniste

Max Cleland

Fred F. Fielding

Jamie S. Gorelick

Slade Gorton

John Lehman

Timothy J. Roenier

James R. Thompson

Philip D. Zelikow

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EOF DOCUMENT REQUEST No.1

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the "Commission") requests that the Executive Office of the President (the "respondent") provide the Commission with copies of the following documents and responses to the following questions no later than May 21, 2003, (the "production date"):

1. White House transcripts of Bob Woodward's interviews with President Bush

discussing the facts and circumstances surrounding the 9-11 attack and the immediate response of the United States.

2. White House transcripts of all press interviews~with Vice President Cheney in

which he discusses the facts and circumstances surrounding the 9-11 attack and the immediate response of the United States, including specifically the interviews with

Bob Woodward and with Newsweek.

3. White House transcripts of all press interviews with Mrs. Cheney, White House

staff, or background briefings with 'senior administration officials' that discuss the facts and circumstances surroundingthe 9-11 attack and the immediate response of the United States, including specifically interviews with Bob Woodward and with Newsweek.

4. Please state whether recordings were made of telephone conversations to and from the President on September 11, 2001, especially while he was aboard Air Force One.

5. Please state whether audio or video recordings are produced or retained of meetings with White House principals that utilize the Secure Video Teleconferencing System.

The Commission requests that documentsrequested above be provided as soon as they are available, even though all requested documents may not be provided at the same time, through means of a "rolling"production.

If any requested documents are withheld from production, even temporarily, based on an alleged claim of privilege or for any other reason, the Commission requests that the respondent, as soon as possible and in no event later than the production date, identify and describe each such document or class of documents, as well as the alleged basis for not producing it, with sufficient specificity to allow a meaningful challenge to any such withholding.

TEL (202) 331-4060 FAX (202) 296-5545

www.9-llcommission.gov

,JMENT REQUEST No. 1

If the respondent does not have possession, custody or control of any requested documents but has information about where such documents may be located, the Commission requests that the respondent provide such information as soon as possible and in no event later than the production date.

If the respondent has any questions or concerns about the interpretation or scope of these document requests, the Commission requests that any such questions or concerns be raised with the Commission as soon as possible so that any such issues can be addressed and resolved prior to the production date.

May 13,2003

' Daniel Marcus General Counsel

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