The materials in FOIA 22-26840-F.6 are a selective, not necessarily all-inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials. 

FOIA 22-26840-F.6 requested materials related to all requests for information, analyses, summaries, assessments, transcripts, or similar records submitted to any Intelligence Community member agency or any officer, employee, or representative thereof by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice regarding any actual or suspected effort by the Russian government or any individual acting on behalf of the Russian government to influence or otherwise interfere with the 2016 presidential election, from January 1, 2016 to January 20, 2017.

This FOIA primarily contains newsletters, emails, transcripts of press briefings, and letters sent to or from Susan Rice related to cybersecurity and Russia’s involvement in influencing the 2016 election. All of the material proposed for opening is unclassified.

6 folders, approximately 596 pages

  • Textual

The materials in FOIA 22-26840-F.6 are a systematic body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials.  

Documents responsive to this FOIA were found in these collection areas – Staff Member Office Files.

Staff Member Office Files are maintained at the folder level by staff members within their individual offices and document all levels of administration activity.  Staff Member Office Files are processed at the folder level, that is, individual documents are not selected and removed from a folder for processing. While this method maintains folder integrity, it frequently results in the incidental processing of documents that are not wholly responsive to the subject area.

The following is a list of documents, folders, and electronic search results lists (SRLs) that were processed in response to FOIA 22-26840-F.6:

Textual Records

Staff Member Office Files

National Security Council - National Security Advisor

     Rice, Susan - Subject Files

          [Sensitive Topic PC]

          Russia Elections [1 of 2]

          Russia Elections [2 of 2]

          [PC on Sensitive Issue]

          Russia PC December 21, 2016

National Security Council - Office of Legal Affairs

     Haines, Avril - Subject Files

          Russia Election

Collection is open to all researchers. Access to Barack Obama Presidential Records is governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA) (44 USC 2201) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 USC 552, as amended) and therefore records may be restricted in whole or in part in accordance with legal exemptions.

Official records of Barack Obama’s presidency are housed at the Barack Obama Presidential Library and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act (PRA).

Staff Archivists, 2023. Previously restricted materials are added as they are released.