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Making A FOIA Request Is About To Get Tougher At FBI

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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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Nice move, I guess e-mail is too updated and easy to request info from our FBI? There still is snail mail and fax though.


FBI officials are making it harder for Americans to request public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Beginning March 1, the FBI will no longer accept FOIA requests via email, according to FBI notifications to requesters, forcing the public to use more archaic methods like snail mail and fax. The change copies other agencies, like the IRS and CIA.

Read more: dailycaller.com...


Project on Govt Oversight sees no reason other than making it harder for people to access info about the agency. I guess why not change the rules, who is going to make you make it easier?


It’s hard to see this move by the FBI as anything other than an attempt to make it more difficult for the public to access information about the agency, as is our legal right under the Freedom of Information Act,” Elizabeth Hempowicz, policy counsel for the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), told The Daily Caller News Foundation.




posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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The FBI must have bought a lot of the special edition " president Hillary" postage stamps and they want to get rid of them so that they aren`t just thrown in the trash and money wasted.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

Are those stamps going to be able to be used? If so that maybe one useful thing HRC has her face on.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

If true, one must wonder if the engineers working on the F35 were following this protocol? Share data by fax and physical mail, instead of e-mail. The F35 has problems? Mail your complaints to the US Govt.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

So you think a government agency is concerned with waste? LOL

(I know it was a joke, don't worry
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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 04:59 PM
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So much for the digital age.

Regressing back to snail mail.

I wonder why.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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Perhaps the president will create an EO ordering them to accept FOIA requests by tweet.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
Perhaps the president will create an EO ordering them to accept FOIA requests by tweet.


I'm sure if he did. His critics would take him to court, and people would protest it saying he's an emailphobe.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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a reply to: seasonal


Beginning March 1, the FBI will no longer accept FOIA requests via email, according to FBI notifications to requesters, forcing the public to use more archaic methods like snail mail and fax. The change copies other agencies, like the IRS and CIA.

Wait, haven't we been promised more 'Transparency'?

The band plays on.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: intrptr


originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: seasonal


Beginning March 1, the FBI will no longer accept FOIA requests via email, according to FBI notifications to requesters, forcing the public to use more archaic methods like snail mail and fax. The change copies other agencies, like the IRS and CIA.

Wait, haven't we been promised more 'Transparency'?

The band plays on.

Not at all.

Both Bush and Obama paid lip service to more transparency.

Trump is openly against it.

He stated that Snowden was a "traitor" for exposing a criminal government.

The implication here is that Snowden deserves the death penalty...

edit on 7-2-2017 by gladtobehere because: wording



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

At least he is "honest"



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 10:13 PM
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Maybe it's easy to overwhelm an email based FOIA.

1. The whole world can route through US servers.

2. It's easy to write a script or macro that would send thousands of junk FOIA's.

I



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: gladtobehere
a reply to: intrptr


originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: seasonal


Beginning March 1, the FBI will no longer accept FOIA requests via email, according to FBI notifications to requesters, forcing the public to use more archaic methods like snail mail and fax. The change copies other agencies, like the IRS and CIA.

Wait, haven't we been promised more 'Transparency'?

The band plays on.

Not at all.

Both Bush and Obama paid lip service to more transparency.

Trump is openly against it.

He stated that Snowden was a "traitor" for exposing a criminal government.

The implication here is that Snowden deserves the death penalty...


He did get people killed though.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: AutonomousMeatPuppet

Having the appearance of transparency ain't easy.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

No it's not, setting up secret email servers in your basement is not exactly convenient.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: AutonomousMeatPuppet
A secret server? Would you have been happy if it was in her living room?


Yeah well. What do you want to do about it?
Lock her up? Awesome. That will fix it. How long you going to carry that obsession, and why?

edit on 2/8/2017 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 02:20 AM
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a reply to: Phage

I'd be happy if she didn't break the law to begin with.

Even poor old Martha Stewart had to do time when she was caught red handed. I think it deteriorates peoples respect for the law to see that some people are above it.

Why should I give her a pass and let her actions stand as a precedent?



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 02:21 AM
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a reply to: AutonomousMeatPuppet

Do you think future Secretaries of State will emulate her?



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: Phage

I was thinking about the thousands of people who are required to follow rigorous protocol because other people's lives depend on them.

But also, her act of deleting evidence would send a much broader message, including future SoS.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 02:40 AM
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a reply to: AutonomousMeatPuppet



But also, her act of deleting evidence would send a much broader message, including future SoS.

I think you're more concerned with retribution. I can dig it.

I don't think that punishment (or lack thereof) of others has much effect on future perps though. Seems the prisons wouldn't be so full if that were the case.





edit on 2/8/2017 by Phage because: (no reason given)




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