Breitbart News et al

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

1410944-000, DOJ-AP-2019-000726

1410944-000, DOJ-AP-2019-000725


Est. Completion None
Awaiting Appeal


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of records mentioning or relating to

Breitbart News Network
Breitbart News
Breitbart Media

Please include cross-reference searches with the following individuals who have been publicly associated with Breitbart News in one way or another:
Steve Bannon
Christopher R. Barron
Andrew Breitbart
Brandon Darby
Michelle Fields
Mike Flynn
Sebastian Gorka
Julia Hahn
Wynton Hall
Aaron Klein
Dana Loesch
Alex Marlow
James Pinkerton
Joel Pollak
Dan Riehl
Curt Schilling
Peter Schweizer
Ben Shapiro
Larry Solov
Lee Stranahan
Michael Walsh
Milo Yiannopoulos

Note that I am not asking for records on the above people as individuals, but rather providing them as leads for locating responsive records about Breitbart.

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

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  • E7082c532b05974a3ee41027a4ccce142f3d32722_Q37445_D2137311.pdf

From: Emma Best

I am appealing the decision to provide only preprocessed documents while admitting that additional documents exist. My original request clearly stated that the scope was NOT limited to preprocessed documents. Quote: "If previously released
records are available, then I request a rolling release consisting of those records while additional records are located and processed for release." The Bureau's blatant failure to follow the scope of the request is deliberate, improper and an attempt to manipulate their FOIA statistics for number of completed requests and the time to complete them. The fact that the Bureau took three months to provide a link to preprocessed documents, without reviewing the additional documents it *admits* exist, is beyond improper.

  • E7082c532b05974a3ee41027a4ccce142f3d32722_Q37445_D2137311.pdf

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-2019-000725
* Request Tracking Number: 1410944
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 10/26/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI appeal

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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