Black Affairs Program

Emma Best filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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F-2019-01052

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Rejected

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials mentioning or describing the Agency's Black Affairs Program, described in CIA-RDP97M00518R000600730002-3.

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.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Emma Best

Please explain what clarification you need. Your request was ambiguous, and I'm not sure what help you need. The request, as written, was clear according to statutes and I am quite happy to cite case law if necessary. I would like to help you process the request as efficiently as possible, but if you don't help me to help you, I would have no choice but to force you to proceed (through a lawsuit, if necessary) and process the request as you are required to do by statute and case law.

Yes this is a late response. Reopen the request. If you want to do all the formality bullshit, we can but honestly it's a waste of everyone's time and it's not a game you win in the long run. Ever. You generally can't even acknowledge requests in the time period the law allows you to complete them. Need I remind you of the WikiLeaks FOIA (which I'm still expecting documents from, BTW...)?

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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