Quote:MacFarlane was looking for information relating to the Navy Yard shooting in September. In mid-December MacFarlane filed the FOIAs seeking memos authored by various Naval Sea Systems Command officials in September, October and Novemer 2013, e-mails sent by those same officials between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. on the day of the shooting, and photos of Building 197, where the shooting occurred, that were not part of the investigation.
In the memo, the Navy discusses how to negotiate with MacFarlane and tell him the request would be a "fishing expedition."
Officials in the Navy's FOIA office told us at first that the memo was sent as an "administrative error," then later said they could no comment on the veracity of the document.
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