WikiLeaks

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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DOJ-AP-2019-001208

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Awaiting Appeal

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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 WikiLeaks or any of their websites, the primary of which is WikiLeaks.org

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.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

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From: Emma Best

Thanks, but I still haven't received an acknowledgment or a tracking number.............

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear Ms. Best,

According to the below email, you submitted your request to this email inbox on July 5, 2018. The foipaquestions@fbi.gov email address is not the proper submission method for new Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIPA) requests.

You may submit your request electronically at https://efoia.fbi.gov (available 24 hours a day), fax it to 540-868-4391/4997, or mail it to FBI, Attn: FOIPA Request, 170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843. Please be sure to include your contact information, to include complete mailing address, on any correspondence.

Additional information about the FOIPA can be found at http://www.fbi.gov/foia.

Should you have questions about preparing or submitting your request, please feel free to reach out.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: Emma Best

I didn't submit the request there - I submitted it through the portal. I then tried to follow-up about it, because you failed to provide a tracking number. You then requested a tracking number, so I pointed out I didn't receive one. The email does not indicate that it was sent to email, it merely notes the day I originally made the request. (It may, however, have been submitted to your portal the following day).

Please provide me with a tracking number and stop making up excuses.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good afternoon,

Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>. Did you receive a confirmation email from your submission? I am unable to locate this request in our system.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: Emma Best

I do not have any acknowledgment, no.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good morning,

If you did not receive a system generated confirmation, it is likely the request did not go through successfully. Please attempt to resubmit.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

You can download the files at:

* [E0627204f78629754fd3f4dcd9a513191bb2915b2_Q37214_D2145578.pdf](https://efoia.fbi.gov/download-file/submission-0627204f78629754fd3f4dcd9a513191bb2915b2/JOMAGmT9D5CiTYE/E0627204f78629754fd3f4dcd9a513191bb2915b2_Q37214_D2145578.pdf)

**Please Note:**

The above link(s) are only active for 48hrs. After the link expires you will
have the option to reactivate the link(s) for an additional 48hrs. The max
renewal limit is two (2) times. Thereafter, the links can no longer be
accessed.

You can renew the download files by logging into the efoia system and clicking
the "Renew" button in the file list.

From: Emma Best

I am appealing the integrity of the denial in its entirety, as there are closed investigations into WikiLeaks, such as the Manning and LulzSec cases. Portions of these cases may be safely denied without compromising ongoing investigations, and indeed the entirety of the cases are premised on official government disclosures. Privacy waivers from Chelsea Manning are available if needed, and may be available for other individuals if requested.

  • E0627204f78629754fd3f4dcd9a513191bb2915b2_Q37214_D2145578.pdf

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-2019-001208
* Request Tracking Number: 1410948
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 11/28/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI appeal

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