The FBI announced today it will no longer accept Freedom of Information Act requests submitted via email. Just one more way the Trump administration is hindering access to public records, coming on the heels of his team deleting data of all sorts at federal agencies.
In recent days, I've filed an electronic request for all emails from the EOP.gov domain, which is for the Executive Office of the President, starting on January 20, 2017, through the date of filing, with nine federal agencies.
They include the Custom and Border Protection agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, the FBI, the National Park Service, the Dept of Justice Division of U.S. Attorneys, the Dept of Justice Office of Information Policy, the Office of Government Ethics, the General Services Administration, and the Federal Election Commission.
I've received email confirmations from the agencies. Let's see if responsive records are released and what they contain.
We all should be curious about all emails from every Trump White House official an addy with the EOP.gov domain, and have access to them.
Have you filed a FOIA today?