CIA refuses to release emails unless to, from, and subject lines are provided

Agency’s “reasonable description” criteria is pretty unreasonable
Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Michael Morisy

Last month, MuckRock co-founder Michael Morisy requested emails related to the CIA’s (now apparently fixed) technical issues with their online FOIA portal.    

Twitter put it best: “You can’t see any emails or know who sent or received them. But you must request the exact email and who sent and received it.”

While we applaud the CIA for putting aside their fax machine and joining us in the 21st century, it would be even better if they started responding to requests, regardless of how they’re submitted. But that’s a story for another day.  


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