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FBI Won’t Accept All Freedom of Information Act Requests During Pandemic

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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
4 months 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
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob Weise

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

Rose P
4 months ago

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!!!

Deborah
Deborah
4 months ago

FYI? The Democrats have always been closet Commies

kbhret
4 months 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
4 months ago
Reply to  Deborah

And cocksuckers.

Tim
Tim
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

robert
robert
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

Tim
Tim
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob Weise

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

rattler
rattler
4 months ago

Too bad the FBI can’t be trusted anymore.

Dr. Roger L. Meyer
Dr. Roger L. Meyer
4 months ago
Reply to  rattler

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

Martha
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

Dr. Roger L. Meyer
Dr. Roger L. Meyer
4 months ago
Reply to  TBrooks

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

Mike W
Mike W
4 months ago

“The only people who do not want to disclose the truth are the people with something to hide.”
-Barack H. Obama Jr.

Dr. Roger L. Meyer
Dr. Roger L. Meyer
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike W

Well, he certainly should know. He is the ONLY presidential candidate that EVER had ALL of his records sealed by the court.

larry
larry
4 months ago

It is normal for EXCHANGE STUDENTS, and Soros money America action news

WO
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike W

Hilarious! Didn’t he have all his records sealed?????!!!

Manfred Schmidt
Manfred Schmidt
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike W

I agree wholeheartedly and Oblahblah is hiding all his information. Wonder why??🤔

jerry grant
4 months ago

hes a illegal alioan from kenya

Tim
Tim
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike W

he is a communist N1663R from Kenya, maybe much less than that…..What is his IQ again?

Deb C
Deb C
4 months ago

Well they probably think they will get the virus through the computer. hahaha

Dr. Roger L. Meyer
Dr. Roger L. Meyer
4 months ago
Reply to  Deb C

Haven’t you ever heard of a “computer virus”? LOL

Janis
Janis
4 months ago

Perhaps these morons have confused the Coronavirus with a computer virus. This sounds like a directive from the top.

Joseph
Joseph
4 months ago

The inconvenience should be arresting the guilty parties and take over of all the information on file!!!

Tim
Tim
4 months ago
Reply to  Joseph

Atty. General Barr and Durham are swamp creatures. Nothing will change in socialist Amerika

Stephane
4 months ago

The FBI used to be believable. The FBI used to be apolitical. The FBI used to be trustable.
Now the freaked buttholed idiots are nothing but tools of the DEMON-RATS. The whole top of the fbi is nothing but followers of soros and “ob the TRAITOR”.
Despicable.

Don Kastorff
Don Kastorff
4 months ago
Reply to  Stephane

I thought you had to be a citizen to be a traitor! I’m not sure a he was a citizen so that would make him a terrorist! Kinda the same thing though. Should face the same consequences, slow death.

Brenda
4 months ago

Someone needs to inform the FBI they are not above the law, the coronavirus is not transmitted electronic device to electronic device or by internet request.
The FBI needs to be cleaned out – top to bottom, have their ability to make rules and regulations removed and forced to follow the law.

rattler
rattler
4 months ago
Reply to  Brenda

As long as they get to keep on investigating themselves, they will continue to be elitists above the law. Don’t think Barr or Durham will do anything unless Trump gets reelected along with majorities in the House and Senate.

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
4 months ago

Wray should be arrested immediately!

Robert
Robert
4 months ago

Now when the FBI has cut office staff by about 26%, do you suppose that could have anything to do with the notice. Now there was great raving about how Barr and Durham was going to expose the FBIs corrupt dealings and that was a year ago and I see nothing but articles in foreign media making fun of the actions of Barr trying to dig up dirt on the FBI or our intelligence agencies.
Now after a year would you not think they could not find something, except prosecuting a Trump supporter who threatened a Democrat Congress Person.

rattler
rattler
4 months ago
Reply to  Robert

They need to cut 99% of the directors and Assistant directors. Leave the workers alone.

Billv
4 months ago

FBI and DOzJ worked overtime during the 2016 election for Obama to commit criminal acts and it is 2020 and they all out there playing around having a good old time. Now if it was Republicans and there is several that went through hell and still there when Obama and is band of crooks walking around laughing at the system that protects them!

S. Rodz.
S. Rodz.
4 months ago

Fear of COVID9 contamination for FBI personnel?

butch t
butch t
4 months ago

The head of the FBI C. Wray, must be replaced, he belongs right in the inner circle or swamp which is the same thing. I don’t know if any of you have read Rosie O.but she is one sick individual and ol carma has to pay her a friendly little visit just to help set her straight.

Moe
4 months ago

We know their leadership is real dirty on top, their just trying to hide it until hopefully we give up. They must answer to the people, their not the KGB anymore, their God Obama is no longer President. He is home counting the money they helped him and Hillary steal. Remember Sessions allowing them to use an insider IG to investigate corruption? Bend over the FBI leadership has got a little something for ya American citizens. Amongst the rank and file, Not a single agent came forward to tell the truth, not one. Our childhood heroes turned sour. Past generations of the real hero agents, our childhood heroes, turning over in their graves. Everything Obama reached out and touched turned into a pile of sneaky shit. America will never forget what they did openly to the people, unless a few on top become honest. They fooled no one.

robert hicks
robert hicks
4 months ago

THE FBI HAS GONE INSANE WITH MANY BUREAUCRATS. Think about it, and reflect 30 seconds. They do not want to be bothered with email, but will accept letters from infected people. HOW BRILLIANT?????????????????????

Raymond F Miller
4 months ago

Anything they can do to stone wall, obfuscate, and hide the truth. They are an absolute disgrace and deserve no respect what so ever.

ALSCV
ALSCV
4 months ago

I have never trusted nor liked Wray. H has had an air of arogance about him for a long time. He needs to be releived fo his position ASP.

CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
4 months ago

What a load of crap! It’s time to be hanging traitors in this country!

My2Cents
My2Cents
4 months ago

The deepstate is in deep S..T and they know it and trying to avoid document releases that will prove their treachery Where is Weiners laptop?

Michael P. Lannan
Michael P. Lannan
4 months ago

Get rid of Ray. This is the last straw.

ROBERT. POWELL
ROBERT. POWELL
4 months ago

time for trump to send two firing squads to the FBI building one to remove the traitors the other to shoot them

T.Hog
T.Hog
4 months ago

Maybe ” the premier law enforcement agency ” like the FISA court should be dismantled and start over from scratch.

Bubba Love
Bubba Love
4 months ago

The FBI aka The Dirty Cop Club is run by the Fascist, Globalist Democrat left. The top brass there should be sent to the gallows pronto.

Gerry
Gerry
4 months ago

This is a move by wray and his corrupt PsOS to put a halt to Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests that have been mandated for release by the courts. wray is no better than comey,mccabe or strzok. Trump and the DOJ need to investigate .

Mark Gilbaugh
Mark Gilbaugh
4 months ago

after this election Trump needs to replace Wray with someone who will clean out the FBI. I suggest former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerick to get that job done

Drew
Drew
4 months ago

Communism at its finest, they are making a full move in the name of coved-19 we are a nation and world held at bay by the world NWO communism.

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
4 months ago

Red is right, a bunch of ChiDem scumbags! President Trump should shut down this vast criminal organization and arrest them all!

Sirdirkfan
Sirdirkfan
4 months ago

The pandemic has nothing to do with the FBI doing their job
FBI is the most distrusted agency in the government and needs dissolved.
A good indication of how Wray lied to us that he was going to clean out the FBI is this most salient point: His first order of business should have been to take down the Edgar Hoover name off the FBI building – Hoover was an extortionist/libelist/briber/all around crook who kept files on everyone he could for his own satisfaction of power and greed and everyone was afraid of his publishing bad information about them which is how he stayed in the job for 40 years.

MSG Leo
MSG Leo
4 months ago

The FBI needs to be sanitized, there are still too many partisan employees there.

jerry grant
4 months ago

there full of good mormon crooks

Jerry Young
Jerry Young
4 months ago

Ever since the Democrats weaponized the FBI against the Trump campaign and then President Trump, I have no reason to still trust them. Even the now FBI director doesn’t seem trust worthy because they are still trying to cover up stuff about Crossfire Hurricane which is the Russia/Trump collusion hoax. I think President Trump or AG Bill Barr ought to fire Christopher Wray.

Bobby Huerta
Bobby Huerta
4 months ago

We need to find who stalling these request an Mr Barr can deal with these stallers charge them for obstructing