Robert Mullen Company (FBI)

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

DOJ-AP-2016-002837; 1347016-000

Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to the Robert Mullen Company, a public relations firm founded in 1952 by Robert R. Mullen, who was a campaign press secretary for Dwight D. Eisenhower and information director for the Marshall Plan. A Watergate committee report and a CIA document revealed that the Robert Mullen Company has in at least two instances been a front for CIA operations abroad. In 1971 the Robert Mullen Company was purchased by Robert Foster Bennett, son of U.S. Senator Wallace Foster Bennett.

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.


Michael Best

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Best,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at<>/, or If you require additional assistance please contact us at

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO (540) 868-4593
Direct (540) 868-4286
Fax (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search. The use of the company by federal agencies, and the company's peripheral role in the Watergate affair, are extremely well-documented.


05/05/2016 01:03 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-002837


DOJ-AP-2016-002837 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.

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