Jade channel

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1391860-000, DOJ-AP-2018-007257


Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents describing, mentioning, defining, creating or terminating the "Jade Channel" or its use. The existence of the "Jade Channel" has been acknowledged by the Bureau in FOIA release 1366648-000, File 2 Section 01, page 85 in a memo between the FBI Director and SAC James Startzell, dated November 11, 1971. Please see attached for fee information and search parameters (in addition to the lead already provided).

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

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search, as a simple search of the index is not fully and reasonably calculated to locate appropriate responsive documents. Not only does the Bureau appear to have ignored the lead provided, but merely performing an index search would seem to ignore the Bureau's own resources for identifying different internal channels. If the FOIA office's search was fully and reasonably calculated, then the Bureau is asserting that it's impossible for it to identify it's own national security channels, which would be tantamount to pleading incompetence at the most critical levels.

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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-2018-007257
* Request Tracking Number: 1391860-000
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 07/20/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI Appeal

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FOIA appeal DOJ-AP-2018-007257 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOJ-AP-2018-007257. This is normally due to the appeal being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this appeal are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-007257
* New Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-007257
* Requester Name: Ms. Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 07/30/2018
* Long Description: FBI Appeal

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

see attachment

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DOJ-AP-2018-007257 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal

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