A recently posted cryptome cache shows an email exchange between an employee at the Department of Justice (Mr.Fallon) in an email exchange with a reporter Mr.Brad Heath from USA Today.
The email outlines the way the DoJ employee will only give out certain aspects of an FOI case if the story meets approval.
This immediately causes concern in light of other FOI requests from other reporters which frequently come back heavily redacted or with no result at all.
Looking at this exchange one is led to believe, perhaps that all the redaction and “no results found” could be DoJ employees garnering specific releases which then result in reporting of manipulated content.
The FOI requests used by investigative reporters are not a cheap commodity, the cost of which more often than not, falls to the reporter. Requests can mount into the thousands of dollars and occasionally result in little or no usable content.
This highlights the duplicity and bastardisation that is inherent in a corrupted and ill-managed administration.
All this in light if the FBI having to close services due to budget sequesters.
The last time was in 1995 when the Lincoln Memorial was shut to save on Federal Employees budget.