FBI: Paul Horner

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents mentioning or pertaining to an Arizona man named Paul Horner. Mr. Horner was a Phoenix comedian who created numerous satirical websites that managed to fool mainstream media outlets and public figures such as Eric Trump in the lead up to the 2016 Presidential election.

His death was recently reported in the Phoenix New Times:


He was quoted in the Washington Post about how much money he made off of AdSense publishing fake news: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/11/18/this-is-how-the-internets-fake-news-writers-make-money/?utm_term=.4dba223ca8e5

Please conduct a search of the Central Records and Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) indices, as well as cross-reference documents. Please check for any relevant documents that may be held by the Phoenix Field Office.

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.


Robert Delaware

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  • 09/25/2017


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