FBI Won't Tell Me How Much It Paid To Break Into Syed Farook's iPhone, Saying It Might Jeopardize Its Investigation
from the say-what-now? dept
Either way, I sent a FOIA request into the FBI that day asking for either the invoice or any other documentation showing how much the FBI had paid to get into Farook's work iPhone. The FBI has now rejected my FOIA request, arguing that since this is an "ongoing investigation," responding to such a request might somehow "interfere" with the case. allowed reporters to ransack Farook's townhouse soon after the shooting. Third, how the hell would revealing the price impact the investigation? The answer is that it will not. There is nothing in saying "it cost us $1 million" or "it cost us $653,000" or whatever, that in any way interferes with whatever investigation remains to be done.
This is nothing more than the FBI doing what the FBI frequently does with FOIA requests. Denying them because the FBI doesn't want to answer.