foia search procedures
FOIA FAQ: A beginner’s guide to requesting a FBI file
One of the questions we’re most frequently asked at MuckRock is how to request the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s files on an individual. To help clear up the process, we’ve compiled this simple flowchart to make sure you have everything you need before you file that FOIA.
Is the FBI not fulfilling their responsibilities under FOIA?
The FBI claimed they’d conducted all the appropriate searches for request from MuckRock contributor Emma Best. But a FOIA for confirmation that was true turned up nothing.
Beryl Lipton sent this request to the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America