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Today, the feds released about half of the classified documents to the public. To put this in perspective, Petrelis notes that he is still waiting to get FBI files on the late Sen. Jesse Helms.
"I believe my FOIA request played a significant role in this quick release," Petrelis writes in his blog. "The agency doesn't move so quickly on retrieving, reviewing and sharing files on other public figures."
FBI officials have not yet returned phone calls, however, a press release on the web site says the documents were released due to FOIA requests. However, other news outlets report that the documents were released in response to FOIA requests by multiple media outlets.
There are power in numbers. And pop stars.