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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:14 AM

82. Bullshit. A CIA director was FIRED for mishandling classified material.

Feet were dragged in the investigation in order for the guy to be pardoned before a conviction was even thrown down (rather like Marc Rich, but everyone was so excited about him they didn't even notice this guy, I guess).

Rank is not a factor when it comes to who's "allowed" to throw that shit around, and in the world of DC, a LCOL is the one who MAKES the coffee, a bird colonel carries it.

How soon people forget: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M._Deutch

Deutch left the CIA on December 15, 1996 and later that year it was revealed that several of his laptop computers contained classified materials designated as unclassified. In January 1997, the CIA began a formal security investigation of the matter. Senior management at CIA declined to fully pursue the security breach. Over two years after his departure, the matter was referred to the Department of Justice, where Attorney General Janet Reno declined prosecution. She did, however, recommend an investigation to determine whether Deutch should retain his security clearance. President Clinton pardoned Deutch on his last day in office.


Bottom line: classified material on your personal computer is ALWAYS a bozo no-no. It's not rocket science, it's OPSEC.

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