Reagan redux

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

1416815-000, DOJ-AP-2019-002030


Est. Completion None
Awaiting Appeal


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to or mentioning Ronald Wilson Reagan, excluding those posted to the FBI's website or released as part of the attached FOIA response.

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.

  • E690113877bcc74c61ed1385216bc7659c7a57192_Q41345_D2177020

From: Emma Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search, as only preprocessed documents were provided despite repeated and explicit requests that a new search be performed using the criteria provided, that the references to OGAs be processed and provided, and that the documents be freshly reviewed. The rejection is especially inappropriate, as the Bureau itself insisted there may other records and I would have to file another request to have an actual search performed. "Please be advised that additional records potentially responsive to your subject may exist. If this release of previously processed material does not satisfy your information needs for this request, you may request an additional search for records." By now refusing to perform this search, the Bureau merely acts to obstruct the FOIA process, indeed implying that it is deliberately refusing to perform the actual search requested and required.


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-2019-002030
* Request Tracking Number: 1416815
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 01/28/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI appeal