FBI admits to drone use, but has no records?

Bureau told MuckRock it had no documents last year

Written by Shawn Musgrave

In a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged for the first time that his agency uses drones for domestic surveillance. He said that the FBI’s drone use was “limited” and “narrow,” and that the Bureau is in the “initial stages” of drafting policies to govern their deployment.

Why, then, did the FBI FOIA office indicate that they had no documents on drone use?

Last July, MuckRock sent the FBI the same FOIA request sent to all 375 agencies queried as part of the Drone Census, looking for contracts, budget requests, policies and flight logs related to drones, in particular. A month later, the FBI indicated that it had no records responsive to our request.

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