Friday, April 22, 2005


The FBI, framed

Larry Klayman may (or may not) be as mad as a March Hare. He may (or may not) be a con man whose entire life is dedicated to enriching Larry Klayman. But he knows how to get people's blood up. For Immediate Release Apr 20, 2005 Contact: Press Office 202-646-5172 FBI PROTECTS OSAMA BIN LADEN’S “RIGHT TO PRIVACY” IN DOCUMENT RELEASE Judicial Watch Investigation Uncovers FBI Documents Concerning Bin Laden Family and Post-9/11 Flights (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents through the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) has invoked privacy right protections on behalf of al Qaeda terror leader Osama bin Laden. In a September 24, 2003 declassified “Secret” FBI report obtained by Judicial Watch, the FBI invoked Exemption 6 under FOIA law on behalf of bin Laden, which permits the government to withhold all information about U.S. persons in “personnel and medical files and similar files” when the disclosure of such information “would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.” (5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6) (2000)) (Continues) This is absolutely brilliant framing. I doubt it has anything to do with reality (but then this is Judicial Watch we are talking about.) Osama is hardly a "U.S. person." Some of the people on the flights may have been, I don't know. But it's absolutely brilliant framing.
Well, that's why they had to punish Sandy Berger for destroying the copies he made of his own notes, right?
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