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indie_voter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-19-05 07:35 PM
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39. Destroyed because
It was these photocopies that I worked on, destroying them shortly before we went to press on Sept 17, 2004, he added. Before we destroyed them the legal desk secretary typed the text up on an old fashioned typewriter.

The copying and re-typing were necessary because markings on the originals might have identified his source, Smith said.

The situation in Britain is very difficult but with regard to leaked documents the police Special Branch are obliged to investigate such leaks and would have come to the newspaper's office and or my home to confiscate them, he explained. We did destroy them because the Police Special Branch were ordered to investigate.

The documents, including the original Downing Street minutes, have been vetted by other foreign and domestic news organizations (see Raw Story Timeline).



http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Backstory_Confirming_the_...
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