Friday, August 21, 2009

Justice Dept. Looking Into Whether Attorneys Broke Law at Guantanamo

Attorney's for the terrorist being held at Gitmo showed their clients photo's of CIA agents. How is this legal? And where is the outrage that a CIA agent was outed?
The Justice Department recently questioned military defense attorneys at Guantanamo Bay about whether photographs of CIA personnel, including covert officers, were unlawfully provided to detainees charged with organizing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

Investigators are looking into allegations that laws protecting classified information were breached when three lawyers showed their clients the photographs, the sources said. The lawyers were apparently attempting to identify CIA officers and contractors involved in the agency's interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects in facilities outside the United States, where the agency employed harsh techniques.

It is unclear whether the military lawyers under investigation identified the CIA personnel in the photographs to the al-Qaeda suspects or simply asked the detainees whether they had ever seen them. It is also unclear whether the inquiry involves violations of federal statutes prohibiting the identification of covert CIA officers or violations of military commission rules governing the disclosure of classified information, including to the defendants.

Again I ask...where is the outrage? I thought outing a CIA agent constituted "treason". And I want to know when these agents will showing up on the cover of Vanity Fair.

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