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Re: Transferring records to NARA effectively killing FOIA

To Dick Reavis:

As of October 2017, the FBI summarized their processing times as follows:

"Requests are processed in the order in which they are received through our multi-track processing system, and the FBI receives a voluminous amount of requests on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. Requests are divided into two primary tracks--simple (under 50 pages of potentially responsive documents) and complex (over 50 pages of potentially responsive documents).

Re: Transferring records to NARA effectively killing FOIA

The post above matches my observations. Waiting times for files from the FBI have increased over the years since the passage of FOIA and the transfer of old FBI records to NARA has only aggravated that problem. In 1995 I complained before a Congressional committee about FBI foot-dragging on my FOIA requests and entered into its record several letters showing its delays. Of course, nothing was done to remedy the problem. FOIA showed be known as the Stalling Act.

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