Angleton post-CIA work

Emma Best filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2016-00644
Due Jan. 11, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to any work as an employee, consultant, contractor or subcontractor performed by James Jesus Angleton for CIA after his resignation the Agency in 1975 and before his death on May 11, 1987.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Michael Best

It has been several months since I filed this request, yet I have no received no response or acknowledgment. As you are aware, the statute requires a response to FOIA requests within twenty days. This time has long expired.

From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, originally filed on December 10, 2015 through MuckRock.com at https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/angleton-post-cia-work-22830/. The request has gone unanswered and unacknowledged far beyond the statutory time limit. For your convenience, I am resubmitting the request. I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to any work as an employee, consultant, contractor or subcontractor performed by James Jesus Angleton for CIA after his resignation the Agency in 1975 and before his death on May 11, 1987.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Michael Best

It has been several months since I filed this request, yet I have no received no response or acknowledgment. As you are aware, the statute requires a response to FOIA requests within twenty days. This time has long since expired.

From: Michael Best

It has now been over three months since I have sent and re-sent this FOIA request. If it will help receive an acknowledgment of the request, I am willing to refer the matter to the FOIA Ombudsman or a judge.

I very eagerly look forward to your legally required response and fee estimate. (I will, as always, gladly agree to duplication costs once a page estimate has been determined as there is no legal requirement to agree to unknown duplication costs before a search has been even been attempted.)

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to any work as an employee, consultant, contractor or subcontractor performed by James Jesus Angleton for CIA after his resignation the Agency in 1975 and before his death on May 11, 1987.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: MuckRock

Please acknowledge this request. Thank you.

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to any work as an employee, consultant, contractor or subcontractor performed by James Jesus Angleton for CIA after his resignation the Agency in 1975 and before his death on May 11, 1987.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the Agency's constructive denial of this request by failing to acknowledge it or provide a confirmation number after more than a year and dozens of documented attempts to follow-up.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Emma Best

When did CIA's policy change to ignore the right to appeal constructive denials? I am entitled to sue over a constructive denial and CIA's FOIA office has confirmed the right to appeal this before (per https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP83M00914R001800090067-5.pdf), so I'd like very much to hear when this new regulation took place where you ignore the statutory time limits and would rather have someone file a lawsuit, as is their right over a constructive denial, than appeal with you directly when you have failed to acknowledge receipt of the original FOIA request for over a year a half (per https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/angleton-post-cia-work-22830/) or to inform me of an estimated completion date, etc.

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