Thursday, December 11, 2014

Still with the Secrets, Still with the "Executive Privilege"

You might think that after the Senate's report on CIA torture was finally made public, there wouldn't be much else to keep secret about this sordid affair. But the Obama administration is still withholding the 9,000 pages plus of documents from the Justice Department's investigation of the CIA program, which includes transcripts of interviews with participants. They refused to give them to Senate investigators because of "executive privilege" and they just refused an FOIA request from the New York Times under the so-called "deliberative materials" exemption. Sigh.

Power corrupts. Power used secretly corrupts in especially insidious ways.

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