US gov’t sets record for failures to find files when asked

Source: Ted Bridis, Jack Gillum, Associated Press, March 18, 2016

…. In more than one in six cases, or 129,825 times, government searchers said they came up empty-handed last year. Such cases contributed to an alarming measurement: People who asked for records under the law received censored files or nothing in 77 percent of requests, also a record. In the first full year after President Barack Obama’s election, that figure was only 65 percent of cases. ….