FOIA request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Roger Clendening filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1388571-000, DOJ-AP-2018-001745

Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Roger Clendening

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Requesting copies of any and/or all FBI records, reports, indexes, photographs, letters, pamphlets, films, videos, cassettes, or other media bearing or containing the name(s) ANTHONY MORTON, formerly known as ROBERT TURNER, DOB 10 June 1908; Date of death 14 October 2002.

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.


Roger Clendening

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Roger Clendening

Re FOIPA Request No. 1388571-000:
I am appealing the integrity of the search that lead to the no responsive documents response in my request for files on ANTHONY MORTON, formerly known as ROBERT TURNER. It's well known that this individual was investigated by the Bureau, and I believe the search was not reasonably calculated to locate those records.

I identified several Congressional records that actually disclose in testimony the Bureau's investigation of Morton. Those records were attached to the initial request.

Please search both cross-referenced files and ELSUR (Electronic Surveillance) records that could potentially include responsive documents.

An agency “cannot limit its search to only one or more places if there are additional sources that are likely to turn up the information requested,” pursuant to Oglesby v. United States Dep’t of the Army, and the Congressional testimony included with my original request indicates that the FBI did indeed collect information on Morton.

Please perform a more comprehensive search.


Roger K. Clendening
St. Petersburg, FL
14 December 2017

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

01/03/2018 03:37 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2018-001745

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DOJ-AP-2018-001745 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.

  • Clendening, Roger, DOJ-AP-2018-001745, FBI, Response letter, Affirm NR, add cross ref