FBI File Update

Written by Scott

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No, I didn’t receive yet. Are you kidding? This is the government we are dealing with–when was anything fast (‘cept for the whole collecting of taxes thing)?

Actually, the Freedom of Information Act does give a timeline:

(6)(A) Each agency, upon any request for records made under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection, shall–

(i) determine within ten days twenty days (excepting Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays) after the receipt of any such request whether to comply with such request and shall immediately notify the person making such request of such determination and the reasons therefor, and of the right of such person to appeal to the head of the agency any adverse determination; and

So…the first letter of receipt from the Seattle office was dated on or about March 21st (sorry, had to use that phrase, since the letter to me did). So, despite having to send the request to HQ, their deadline should be on or about April 18th. What will that get me? Not much, since the timeline is only for the decision to comply with the request or not. Oh, and I get an FOIPA number–assume for some sort of tracking.

Funny part of the process is that even though the processing of requests is centralized, once the process begins, it goes back to the Seattle office. Gotta love the bureaucracy…

Hope y’all are ready for some good laughs once I get the file….though from what I’ve read, it could be many months.