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Obama Admin Insists It Has No Obligation to Provide Secret Info in Wiretap Case

top-secretThe Obama administration, which has been advocating transparency in general, is advocating secrecy in this instance. Let’s see what happens here.

By The Associated Press
Washington – The Obama administration insists it has no obligation to provide access to a top secret document in a wiretapping case, setting up a showdown next week with the judge who ordered it released.

Justice Department lawyers, in a response filed Friday with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, also argued that Judge Vaughn Walker had no cause to penalize the government for its refusal to turn over the document.

Walker on May 22 threatened to punish the administration for withholding the document, which he ordered given to lawyers suing the government over its warrantless wiretapping program.

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