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January 6, 1989 |
The decision of independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh to seek dismissal of the two key charges against Lt. Col. Oliver L. North underscores the difficulty of prosecuting a case of this magnitude, even under the 1980 Classified Information Procedures Act. North's lawyers thought the imperatives of secrecy ultimately would be his shield. For several important reasons they appear to be right.
August 10, 2006 |
A sailor accused of taking a Navy laptop containing classified information and peddling its contents to foreign governments is being held for possible court-martial, the Navy said Wednesday. The Navy said that Petty Officer 3rd Class Ariel J. Weinmann gave national defense data to a foreign government. Weinmann, 21, of Salem, Ore., was confined at Norfolk Naval Station, the Navy said.
January 13, 1989 |
Former White House aide Oliver L. North's motives in the Iran-Contra scandal ranged from covering up previous lies and pro-Contra activities to avoiding charges of illegality and political embarrassment to the Reagan Administration, prosecutors in the case said Thursday.
February 10, 1989 |
The Justice Department today sought for a third time to delay Oliver North's Iran-Contra trial, contending that defense lawyers will hurt national security by putting state secrets on the public record. The department asked a three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals to reconsider its refusal to delay the trial while it studies the presiding judge's refusal to implement procedures the government argues are needed to prevent surprise disclosures of classified information.
February 18, 2000 |
The Pentagon said Thursday it was reviewing classified material that former CIA Director John M. Deutch had on a non-secure home computer and will seek to answer the question, "How did this happen?" Neither the CIA nor the Pentagon have any evidence that any of the classified material was obtained by an outsider, but both agencies are conducting separate reviews of what might have been compromised if someone had obtained the secret information. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm.
November 9, 2005 |
With pressure mounting on the Bush administration over its detainee policies, Republican House and Senate leaders asked Tuesday for an investigation into who leaked information to the Washington Post about CIA-run secret prisons abroad. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.
January 19, 2001 |
Former CIA Director John M. Deutch is negotiating with the Justice Department over the possibility that he might plead guilty to a misdemeanor for keeping classified information on his home computers, sources familiar with the talks said Thursday. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno had wanted to resolve the high-profile case before she left office Thursday, but her interim successor, Eric H. Holder Jr., has assumed responsibility for overseeing its resolution, the sources said.
October 11, 2000 |
The Clinton administration, concerned that it had hobbled its top diplomat in Israel in the midst of the worst violence there in a decade, restored the security clearance of Ambassador Martin Indyk, the State Department said Tuesday. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reinstated Indyk's right to use classified information "in light of the continuing turmoil in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza [Strip] and for compelling national security reasons," department spokesman Richard Boucher said.
July 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - For the first time in more than 30 years, the Justice Department will revise its rules for investigations involving journalists to sharply limit the use of subpoenas or search warrants to obtain the phone records and e-mails of reporters. According to a Justice Department official, the new guidelines will say that in nearly all instances, news organizations will be notified in advance when federal agents are seeking their phone records as part of a broader investigation.
June 13, 2013 |
WHITMORE VILLAGE, Hawaii - Sure, Edward Snowden just used a simple thumb drive to smuggle classified information out of the National Security Agency. But one look at the sprawling NSA compound where he is believed to have worked in the mountains of central Oahu - with its chain-link fences and barbed wire, massive entrance gates and "Keep out" signs - raises the question of how even a trusted employee with a high-level security clearance could sneak out even an innocuous piece of equipment.