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The FBI's #FOIA office is the worst, perhaps the worst of all federal government agencies. Just opened a letter in response to request I filed five years ago. Instead of searching for new records responsive to my request, the bureau gave me a set of records it already released 1/
Now I need to file an appeal challenging the integrity of the FBI's search and wait for DOJ Office of Information Policy, which is also terrible, to decide whether to remand the request or affirm. This will take many more months. The process is broken 2/2
I literally spend years fighting with these agencies, especially FBI, trying to get them to follow the law and release records under the #FOIA. What these agencies do in response is try to figure out ways to thwart requesters and violate the law.
What I wrote about the #FOIA in 2017 for @pressfreedom

Thwarting Freedom of Information

Agencies exploit every loophole to evade disclosure requirements

cpj.org/2017/04/thwart…
Imagine my surprise when I discovered the FBI investigated me over a #FOIA request and privacy waiver I filed and sent an agent out to interrogate my source about it. This was in 2012.
I found out about this after I filed a #FOIA on myself with FBI.
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