HOOKSHOT (FBI) (Un-Preprocessed)

JPat Brown filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

1404031-001, DOJ-AP-2019-003054




From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The FBI's non-preprocessed HOOKSHOT files, including 65-156, 65-75452 and 65-12495. An earlier request resulted in the release of preprocessed files (attached), I am requesting a new search and processing.

I request media status, as I am journalist whose ongoing project on FBI files - https://www.muckrock.com/project/subjects-matter-fbi-files-10/, which have received national and international attention - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3219376/Undercover-FBI-agents-spy-annual-Burning-Man-festival-light-ongoing-war-terrorism-use-test-new-intelligence-collection-technology.html

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.


JPat Brown

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: JPat Brown

I am appealing this assessment of duplication fees, as 1) the time limit was not met, 2) I am a representative of the news media, and 3) the request is under 5,000 pages and no other exceptions are applicable.
Consider OIP guidance here: https://www.justice.gov/oip/oip-guidance/prohibition_on_assessing_certain_fees_when_foia_time_limits_not_met

"The basic rule is that when the agency fails to comply with any of the FOIA’s time limits, no search fees may be charged to “all other” or “commercial use” requesters and no duplication fees may be charged to requesters in preferred fee categories, i.e., representatives of the news media, and educational or noncommercial scientific institutions. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(A)(viii)(I)."

Please begin processing my request.

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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-2019-003054
* Request Tracking Number: 1404031-001
* Requester Name: JPat Brown
* Date Submitted: 03/15/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI appeal

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DOJ-AP-2019-003054 has been processed with the following final disposition: Closed for Other Reasons

  • Brown, JPat, DOJ-AP-2019-003054, FBI, Response letter, close moot, no fees



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    Brown, JPat, DOJ-AP-2019-003054, FBI, Response letter, close moot, no fees