Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘FOIA’

FBI Claims Bureau Can’t Locate Manual Used to Process FOIA Requests

FBI Claims Bureau Can’t Locate Manual Used to Process FOIA Requests

The FBI has denied the existence of the reference manual its officials use to process Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, even though previous versions of the document have been publicly available for at least three years.

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses FOIA And Uncovering Government Secrets

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses FOIA And Uncovering Government Secrets

Jason Leopold joined On The Line to answer your questions about his reporting, and how he leverages the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to reveal government secrets. Read “Police in Washington, DC Are Using the Secretive ‘Stingray’ Cell Phone Tracking Tool” Read “The NSA Has Revealed New Details About Its Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden’s […]

Newly Revealed Portions Of CIA Torture Manual: Doctoring Tapes, Foreign Detentions & Interrogating ‘Defectors’

Newly Revealed Portions Of CIA Torture Manual: Doctoring Tapes, Foreign Detentions & Interrogating ‘Defectors’

Describing interrogation techniques and approaches used during the Cold War, an old 1960s CIA counterintelligence interrogation manual advised covertly photographing the interrogation subject and also audio taping his interrogations. A tape player could free an interrogator from note taking, the CIA’s experts wrote, while also providing a live record of an interrogation that could replayed […]

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings

The Department of Defense has released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) an official list identifying 71 Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are eligible to receive parole-board-style hearings. The list includes a high-profile former CIA captive named Abu Zubaydah, who was waterboarded dozens of times. Read the rest of this report by Jason Leopold at […]

NSA Refuses to Confirm Or Deny Whether It Has Documents On Spy Program It Already Talked About

NSA Refuses to Confirm Or Deny Whether It Has Documents On Spy Program It Already Talked About

I’m getting a kick out of the letters the National Security Agency (NSA) has been sending me in response to my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. A couple of weeks ago, the NSA refused to release 156 pages of draft talking points the agency created in the wake of the Edward Snowden leak, citing […]

“FOIA Terrorist” Jason Leopold Shares His Transparency Secrets

“FOIA Terrorist” Jason Leopold Shares His Transparency Secrets

Jason Leopold has used the Freedom of Information Act to break a number of major stories, from the drugging of Department of Defense detainees to the Biblical justifications the Air Force used for nuclear war to a drawn-out battle with the FBI over Occupy Wall Street documents. So Jason was a natural for kicking off the return of our […]

FBI Turns Over Files On Unification Church Leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon

FBI Turns Over Files On Unification Church Leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon

More than a year after his death, the FBI finally turned over its files on the Reverend Sun Myung Moon in response to my FOIA request.   Tweet

Clapper Memo Reveals Rationale Behind NSA Review Group Secrecy

Clapper Memo Reveals Rationale Behind NSA Review Group Secrecy

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper apparently had no intention of allowing the much maligned review group to conduct its work in a transparent manner. In an unclassified memo “for the record” I obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Clapper exempted the review panel from provisions of FACA because of national security concerns.

I’m Suing DOJ For Copy of Senate Committee’s CIA Torture Report

I’m Suing DOJ For Copy of Senate Committee’s CIA Torture Report

Late Monday evening, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice to obtain a copy of the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA torture program. The panel spent four years “reviewing” the CIA torture program, which cost taxpayers more than $40 million. The substance of the […]

Justice Department: FBI Has Started To Process Michael Hastings Documents

Justice Department: FBI Has Started To Process Michael Hastings Documents

Crossposted from Freedom of Press Foundation The Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicated that the FBI has likely located responsive records pertaining to investigative journalist Michael Hastings, who died in a tragic car accident in Los Angeles in June, and the agency expects to finish processing the records in about three weeks. DOJ revealed the […]

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