For years, an FBI FOIA request had to be 2,500 pages or more to be classified as large or complex. Now, without any announcement or update to the Bureau’s website, the number’s down to 51 pages.
Six years ago, a MuckRock user appealed a comically inadequate CIA response to his FOIA request. This week, the Agency responded that they haven’t done anything in the meantime - and that the requester better let them know if he’s still interested, or they’d close out the appeal.
The passage of the PATRIOT Act has been decried as one of the most widespread attempts by the government to overreach in order to bypass the judicial and legislative restrictions that had otherwise been placed on it. The FBI file for former CIA Station Chief William F. Buckley details one such attempt, over a decade after his murder.
With fake news seemingly everywhere and government secrecy becoming the norm, public records are more important than ever. To help, we’re pleased to share that FOIA Machine is joining MuckRock. The two sites will continue to operate independently to offer easy, accessible tools to help reporters, researchers, and the general public file, track, and share their public records requests.
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S. Dean sent this request to the City of Kirkland, Public Records Requests c/o City Clerk, Kathi Anderson of Kirkland, WA
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