Tom's sister's telling him she could get disbarred for what she's about to tell him. He says he could, too, so it's mutually assured destruction. Then she tells him: nothing. There is no file on Patty, no file on Pete, no file on Tom. No file on anyone associated with Hewes & Associates. He can't believe that, since the FBI approached Ellen and Pete, but she doesn't know what to say other than there's no investigation. Um, she could get disbarred for telling him nothing? Wow. That seems a rather harsh punishment for that bit of non-information. I think she could possibly get disbarred for the actual digging for information, but for the telling of no information? Not so much.
Tom tells Patty and Ellen later, and Ellen can't believe there's no file. Tom and Patty ask Ellen if she's sure the guys who approached her are legit FBI. She is positive. She asks Tom if he's sure he can trust his sister. He says she wouldn't have told him unless she were 100 percent. Tom wonders what the hell is going on.
And Ellen asks just that question of Agents Dumb and Dumber. Mario Van Peebles looks slightly surprised at non-Marion agent, but he just asks her who told her that. She says she has her sources, and they say she needs to tell them who. She just gets mad and asks why the hell there isn't a record of this investigation. They look at each other and wonder if they should tell her the truth. They think it's time, so they tell her they're not FBI; they're IPF. Interplanetary Federation. You know. From Men in Black. They tell her they know Patty has contacts at the Justice Department and they couldn't risk tipping her off, so they had to pull the file. She says they better be telling her the truth. As they're leaving they discuss Ellen: They thinks she's smart, but they don't like her. And they wonder if they can trust her intel. Neither of them seems so sure about that.