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Politico: Court Deals Blow to CIA Drone Secrecy

By JOSH GERSTEIN
March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — ...The judges found that public statements about drones from President Barack Obama, former CIA director Leon Panetta and new Central Intelligence Agency Director and former White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan made it implausible for the CIA to assert that it needed to keep secret the very question of whether it maintains any information on the subject.

“Although these statements do not acknowledge that the CIA itself operates drones, they leave no doubt that some U.S. agency does,” Judge Merrick Garland wrote in an opinion joined by Judges David Tatel and Thomas Griffith. “Given these statements by the Director, the President, and the President’s counterterrorism advisor, the Agency’s declaration that ‘no authorized CIA or Executive Branch official has disclosed whether or not the CIA…has an interest in drone strikes’…is at this point neither logical nor plausible.”

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Dealing Blow.

The headline got my attention. At first glance I thought the justice department was caught selling drugs to the cia...

Ha ha ha

Nice. It totally looks that way.

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Thank you for the alert.

He's the man.

Thank you for reading it

"This transcription has been a test of the Emergency Patriots Alert System(EPAS). Had this been a real emergency, critical information regarding needed action would follow...in the defiance of Tyranny."

Cheers; )

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So much for transparency, Mr.

So much for transparency, Mr. Obama.

hes soooooooo transparent he

hes soooooooo transparent he won't even let school children into the white house anymore, he is probably scared even children might see through all the BS going on in there?