Ramparts discredit

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

1428238-000, DOJ-AP-2019-006530


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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records mentioning or relating to the plan to use the press as part of an effort to discredit Ramparts and further divides among its staff and supporters, as described in officially released memos dated 8/24/67 and 9/19/67 in the previously processed Ramparts file.

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: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the decision to not perform an actual search. I was sent previously processed records, and attempted to file a follow-up FOIA for additional information. The Bureau did not perform the original search, and is now claiming that lack of a search precludes a search from being conducted here. In other words, the Bureau is claiming that because of a prior disclosure, they do not have to search for records now. The Bureau's decision to do this in response to a FOIA request investigating alleged wrong-doing by the Bureau (based on the Bureau's own documents!) is especially alarming, and once again indicates a lack of good faith on the part of the Department of Justice.

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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-2019-006530
* Request Tracking Number: 1428238
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 08/09/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description:
FBI Appeal

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Office of Information Policy has made its final determination on your FOIA Appeal Number DOJ-AP-2019-006530 .  A copy of this determination is enclosed for your review, along with any enclosures, if applicable.  Thank you.