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CIA Argues Public Can't See Classified Information Already Given to Reporters

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CIA Argues Public Can't See Classified Information Already Given to Reporters

Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday. In a motion filed in New York federal court, the CIA claimed that limited disclosures to reporters do not waive national security exemptions to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies frequently deny records requests on the basis of protecting sensitive national security information, one of nine exemptions written into the federal FOIA law.The case stems from lawsuit against the CIA by New York-based independent journalist Adam...

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