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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:17 PM

Does Cheney receive classified information because he was a VP

Or is that limited to past Presidents?

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Reply Does Cheney receive classified information because he was a VP (Original post)
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 OP
Suich Feb 2013 #1
RudynJack Feb 2013 #2
davidpdx Feb 2013 #3
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 #4

Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:12 PM

1. Excellent question!

I want to know, too!

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:15 PM

2. No, I don't think so

I've only ever heard of former presidents receiving it, if they want to.

I'd hate to think we're spending money to bring Dan Quayle up to date.

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Response to RudynJack (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:01 AM

3. Bringing Dan Quayle up to date would require a brain transplant

and developing a conscience. For Dick Cheney it wouldn't be worth the money.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:19 AM

4. Yes, Cheney still has access to classified information

The Protection of Classified Information: The Legal Framework (Congressional Research Service)

Access to classified information is generally limited to those who demonstrate their eligibility to
the relevant agency head, sign a nondisclosure agreement, and have a need to know the
information.36 The need-to-know requirement can be waived, however, for former Presidents and
Vice Presidents, historical researchers, and former policy-making officials who were appointed by
the President or Vice President.37


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