Navy Accidentally Reveals Plans to Duck FOIA Requests About DC Shooter (Video)

Navy Accidentally Reveals Plans to Duck FOIA Requests About DC Shooter (Video)

The Navy mistakenly emailed an internal conversation to a reporter, detailing plans to hide information from the reporter after a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The reporter had submitted his FOIA request about the September 16 shooting at Navy Yard Building 197, but the response he got included information including memos by the Naval Sea Systems Command, with internal strategies to avoid having to turn over the information:

“Recommend that you provide the requester with an estimate, as I can see the search and review, possible redactions, will be very costly,” Patterson wrote in the Jan. 2 email. “This may encourage the requester to ‘narrow the scope.’ Again another ‘fishing expedition’ — just because they are media doesn’t mean that the memos would shed light on specific government activities.”

Patterson went through each of MacFarlane’s inquiries, strategizing reasons for rejecting the investigative reporter’s requests.


Source: Huffington Post



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