Wed Jun 5, 2013, 08:24 PM
Swagman (1,838 posts)
Ex-CIA boss Leon Panetta 'spilt secrets' to Zero Dark Thirty writer
A PENTAGON investigation has found ex-CIA director Leon Panetta spilt some secret details to a Hollywood screenwriter behind the film Zero Dark Thirty, a watchdog group says.
The findings of the Pentagon's inspector general are contained in a draft report that has not been publicly released but was obtained by the independent watchdog group, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO).
The probe throws a potentially embarrassing light on President Barack Obama's administration, suggesting the White House was keen to help filmmakers tell a flattering story even as it aggressively investigated government officials and journalists over possible leaks of sensitive information.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/ex-cia-boss-leon-panetta-spilt-secrets-to-zero-dark-thirty-writer/story-e6frfkp9-1226658342058#ixzz2VOXzyiHQ
arrest, lengthy jail term eventually followed by trial is only for the Bradley Mannings of the world
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Ex-CIA boss Leon Panetta 'spilt secrets' to Zero Dark Thirty writer (Original post)
|Warren Stupidity||Jun 2013||#1|
|George Gently||Jun 2013||#5|
|Grassy Knoll||Jun 2013||#6|
|George Gently||Jun 2013||#8|
|Nuclear Unicorn||Jun 2013||#9|
Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)
Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:47 PM
Maedhros (10,007 posts)
10. Panetta's leaking of classified information is totally different than Manning's
Panetta's leaks helped to glorify the government's actions. Manning's helped to criticize the government's actions.
Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #6)
Thu Jun 6, 2013, 01:37 AM
pmorlan1 (2,096 posts)
7. More Evidence
Did you see this 2 years ago? I didn't and no one else in the public did either. Nice try, though. This news just came out on June 4, 2013.
Response to pmorlan1 (Reply #7)
Thu Jun 6, 2013, 07:31 AM
George Gently (88 posts)
8. That's true, but the context of what actually happened is in the report.
Two to four days prior to a CIA awards ceremony, the CIA contacted DOD with an objection about a Hollywood exec attending the ceremony.
The DOD relied on the CIA's objection to preclude access, but that didn't happen.
It was during his remarks at this awards ceremony that Panetta "spilt secrets"
But the report concludes: ADM McRaven and his subordinates did not have concerns about tactics, techniques and procedures being compromised and we concluded that no classified or sensitive special operations TTP's were exposed.