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July 29, 2009

CIA MAINTAINS UNCLASSIFIED DATA IS STILL CLASSIFIED

Secrecy News - Even though certain information concerning the President's Daily Brief was redacted and declassified for use in the prosecution of former vice presidential aide Scooter Libby in 2006, that same information is nonetheless "currently and properly classified," the Central Intelligence Agency said last week. The Agency denied release of the material under the Freedom of Information Act. . . This is a somewhat puzzling development. It is a pity that the CIA Inspector General does not investigate violations of the law of non-contradiction

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the Old Days when I had a glow-in-the-dark security clearance, the law was clear: anything published where people without clearances could see it, even if classified before such publication, became declassified permanently.

Classifying something for political purposes was (still is, I believe) good for a term at Leavenworth.

Title 18, US Code.

July 31, 2009 10:22 AM  

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