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Rove's Security Clearance Widely Questioned
An intelligence analyst temporarily lost his top-secret security clearance because he faxed his resume using a commercial machine.Oh right, national security rules are for other people.
Jonathan Alter: Is Rove a Security Risk?
Under Executive Order 12958, signed by President Clinton in 1995, such a disclosure is grounds for, at a minimum, losing access to classified information.Former White House Counsel John Dean responded to Alter, saying the rules have actually been changed by Bush to make disclosure a less serious offense (gee, why?):
First, Clinton's [Executive Order] 12598 was superceded on March 23, 2003, by Bush's E.O. 13292. Section 5.7 is now 5.5. ...At a minimum. Current Events 1 comment(s)
The L.A. Times had three examples of people loosing there clearance. Was the dates of these events mentioned in the L.A. Times article? Also, what was the date of Rove's comments? In addition, was the C.I.A. person considered covert at the time? Was this information about her already out there at that time. Hope I doing this right, this is the first time I've been on a blog. I got your address from the book "The Weblog Handbook" by Rebecca Blood. I do not have a blog.Add a comment...
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