Aretha Franklin

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1348411-000, DOJ-AP-2018-008429





From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to or mentioning Aretha Franklin.

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 there are fees, 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.


Emma Best

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the determination that I am an "all other" requester, as it is inconsistent with the facts, the law, case law, and the Bureau's prior agreements in court cases to recognize my status as news media.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-008429
* Request Tracking Number: 1414191
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 09/04/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

see attached

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DOJ-AP-2018-008429 has been processed with the following final disposition: Closed for Other Reasons

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

You can download the files at:

* [E20cda4072cf4d5b92f404e15c30b10f431e67ff8_Q39963_D2646482.pdf](

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