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ID:

648

Date:

2012-08-28

Headline:

Judicial Watch Obtains Stack of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Judicial Watch

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Judicial Watch used FOIA to obtain email correspondence among the Department of Defense, the White House, the Central Intelligence Agency, and “Zero Dark Thirty” filmmakers, which showed the Obama Administration facilitating an unusual level of access in anticipation of complimentary treatment of the pursuit of Osama bin Laden before the May 2011 raid in which he was killed. Judicial Watch lamented that the Administration failed to produce the records months earlier in response to a court order.

Keywords:

Department of Defense, DOD, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, White House, Obama Administration, Barack Obama, 2012, election, Osama bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal

Impact:

The release of “Zero Dark Thirty”’s release date was delayed until after the 2012 presidential election.

URL:

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-4-to-5-inch-stack-of-overlooked-cia-records-detailing-meetings-with-bin-laden-filmmakers/


Agencies:

CIA
DOD

States:

DC

Categories:

classified information
national security
presidential election
terrorism


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