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FBI Investigating Stolen ‘Top Secret’ Air Force Intelligence Found in Ohio Home

NASIC on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, via Air Force.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Police investigating a marijuana grow facility in an Ohio home turned up something far more alarming – more than 1,000 pages of classified documents marked “top secret.”

The FBI has taken over the case after the Fairborn City Police Department discovered the documents in the home of Izaak Vincent Kemp, a contractor at the U.S. Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, Forbes first reported.

NASIC, an intelligent unit of the Department of Defense, handles sensitive information on foreign air, space and cyber threats.

“This case is particularly concerning given the intelligence mission, with implications across U.S. security apparatus not just housed at the base,” said Graham Brookie, a former U.S. government advisor on homeland security and counterterrorism.

Some of the documents were “related to Top Secret Special Access Programs” and were “clearly marked as classified.”

“According to the United States Air Force, Kemp was never authorized to remove the above classified information from NASIC and would have had to make a concerted effort to bypass security checkpoints,” says the warrant, obtained by ABC News.

Kemp admitted he printed the sensitive information and consented to an FBI to search of his laptop, cellphone and external hard drive, according to the warrant,

Kemp has not yet been charged with a crime.

New Atty. Gen. Holder Could Release Secret Memos on Interrogations, Warrantless Wiretaps

As Atty. Gen. Eric. H. Holder Jr. takes over, we may see some of the secret and controversial actions of the Bush Justice Department that will provide more insights to what happened in the past eight years.

By Jeff Stein
Spy Talk
WASHINGTON — “Far more secret memos” on hard interrogations, detention and warrantless wiretapping programs have been discovered, most originating in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), according to a new report.
And Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., confirmed Monday, has indicated that a number of them may be made public.
The list of the more than three dozen still highly classified documents was assembled by Pro Publica, an independent public interest journalism organization founded in 2007 by former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger.
“The Bush administration’s controversial policies on detentions, interrogations and warrantless wiretapping were underpinned by legal memoranda,” write Pro Publica reporters Dan Nguyen and Christopher Weaver. “While some of those memos have been released (primarily as a result of ACLU lawsuits), the former administration kept far more memos secret than has been previously understood. At least three dozen by our count.”
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