FBI File: Very, Very Disappointing

I received a letter today from the FBI (pretty nonchalant, eh?) regarding my Freedom of Information Act request for a copy of my records. One paragraph below.

To promptly respond to requests, we concentrate on identifying main files in the central records system at the Seattle Field Office. No records responsive to your FOIPA request we located by a search of the automated indices.

Luckily there is an appeal process. Perhaps I should suggest they install a Google appliance, let it index everything, and then repeat the search. Or at least make something up. Maybe I can ask nicely if they’ll open up a file on me, just for fun. I’ll even say pretty please.

Another page they sent specifically states that background checks for other agencies (ie military) are conducted by other agencies, so I even struck out on that one.

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