FBI Visitor Logs

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all completed FD-426 (Visitors' Logs) forms. Due to public interest in who visits government facilities, as demonstrated by numerous lawsuits for visitors' logs to the White House etc., I request that all duplication fees be waived.

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: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Emma Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search, as the Bureau did not attempt a search nor is the fact that the records are allegedly not in the CRS a reason to not attempt to perform the search. The records are retrievable and specifically identified, which is all that is required of a request. Contrary to the Bureau's letter, I did not demand records be created, questions answered or research conducted - only a search be reasonably conducted, as required by law.

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