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A decision made by the upper echelon of the FBI is leaving people on both sides of the political aisle scratching their hands.

Citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Bureau announced, for the time being, it would not accept electronically-submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. 

While COVID-19 has led to widespread school, restaurant, and bar closings, few expected electronic requests for FBI documents would be affected.

They are pathogen-free after all. 

Per Fox News:

“Due to the emerging COVID-19 situation, the FBI is not accepting electronic Freedom of Information/Privacy Act requests or sending out electronic responses through the eFOIPA portal at this time. You may still submit a FOIPA request via standard mail. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding,” a red-bolded disclaimer stated on the FBI website.

The sudden halt of electronic FOIA requests sparked puzzled reactions on social media.

“This is crazy but, then again, FBI and FOIA is a disastrous combo,” BuzzFeed senior investigative Jason Leopold tweeted.

“The FBI is responding to coronavirus by using it as an opportunity to kill off journalists who really want transparency. Even for the FBI, this is pretty FBI,” Washington Examiner executive editor Seth Mandel wrote.

As of this article’s publication, the Justice Department has not responded to requests for comment.

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Bob Weise
Bob Weise
1 year ago

Never let a crisis go to waste….. I remember when they used to be the good guys.

Dr. Roger L. Meyer
Dr. Roger L. Meyer
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Weise

That was a LONG, LONG time ago before the Democrats went crazy and became communists.

Rose P
1 year ago

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!!!

Deborah
Deborah
1 year ago

FYI? The Democrats have always been closet Commies

kbhret
kbhret
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah

Since you’re subjected to a psychological exam as part of the hiring process…. makes you wonder what kind of “Stepford Wives” the FBI is even hiring!!!!

Blowme
Blowme
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah

And cocksuckers.

Tim
Tim
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah

the democrats of the 1860’s wanted to keep their republic the way it was, separated in peace. Gave the yankees 4 months to leave the state where they were trespassing. A republican tyrant abused the constitution, killed 660 000 people, closed down over 100 newspapers for printing the TRUTH, arrested senators from Maryland that were never charged with a crime (Patriot Act) stole their property (4th amend.) kicked the family to the street (widows & orphans). Lincoln freed no one, rather enslaved ALL to the Den of Corruption. NO ! YOU are not free !

Mark Matis
Mark Matis
1 year ago

That was, at best, before Whitey Bulger. And we have had BOTH Shrubs since then.

robert
1 year ago

yup x it seems that the FBI n other Deep State Actors need to be removed from their supposed Lofty Perches as they are not doinf=g the bdding of the American Citizens but are in bed with the Leftist DemocRats

Tim
Tim
1 year ago
Reply to  robert

Amerika is rigged, evil and corrupt. IT will not be fixed by cowards with a 2nd amendment. IT will take real men, with backbones

Paul Revere
Paul Revere
1 year ago

The FBI used to investigate communists; now the top echelons of the Bureau have been infiltrated almost totally by the Marxists.

Tim
Tim
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul Revere

when they helped kill JFK, they blamed the communist. They act like today’s knee grows….blame others for your own stupidity.

Bill Tye
Bill Tye
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Weise

What do you expect with the leadership of the FBI aka KGB. They need a thorough leadership cleaning.

Gary Von Neida
Gary Von Neida
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Weise

What i remember after Their failures after the slaughter of President John F. Kennedy They were known as the Fat Boys Institute.

Don
Don
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Weise

Exactly….and government does it constantly….to hide their crimes.

rattler
rattler
1 year ago

Too bad the FBI can’t be trusted anymore.

Dr. Roger L. Meyer
Dr. Roger L. Meyer
1 year ago
Reply to  rattler

The FBI hasn’t been trusted since they were part of Johnson’s conspiracy to murder JFK.

Martha
1 year ago

They seem to say John F Kennedy kept someone from getting a gold Treasure out of the new mexico mountains because it was on Government land and Kennedy confiscated it for himself! Anyway! Johnson took it after Kennedies Killing.Johnson was Vice President and became the President after john was shot! How true that story is anyones guess!

Don
Don
1 year ago
Reply to  Martha

What they say and what’s true are two different things. He was killed because he wouldn’t go along with the Dem agenda.

Tim
Tim
1 year ago
Reply to  Martha

the same man that helped the FBI-CIA kill JFK, tried that trick again in 1981. Had a mind control nut shoot Ronald Reagan. His name is George HW Bush. Amerika is so stupid & gullible.

TBrooks
TBrooks
1 year ago

Preach Bob ,,, Thank GOD for President Trump and His Family and All who support Him .

Dr. Roger L. Meyer
Dr. Roger L. Meyer
1 year ago
Reply to  TBrooks

Haven’t been since they were involved in the murder of JFK.