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Obama May Release Top-Secret 9/11 Pages

Ex-senator leading push to declassify says 'all the evidence' points to Saudis

(Newser) - It's long been speculated that Saudi Arabia played a major role in 9/11, and the so-called "28 pages" that have been locked up for years in the Capitol's basement may soon shed light on the matter if they are released by President Obama—a move that's... More »

Area 51 Has a Top-Secret Neighbor Base

Area 6 used to test UAVs, official says

(Newser) - Twelve miles northeast of Area 51 lies Area 6—a site that might be as mysterious as its more famous neighbor. Never heard of it? That's not surprising. Government officials have long kept mum about Area 6, part of Nevada's national security site, which is home to a... More »

Clinton Emails Went Beyond 'Top Secret': IG

Clinton camp says State official shared a news article on drones

(Newser) - Intelligence officials say Hillary Clinton's private email server included information that went a step beyond top secret. In a Jan. 14 letter obtained by Fox News , an inspector general tells the Senate Intelligence and Foreign Relations committees that "several dozen emails" contained information declared by an unnamed intelligence... More »

5M Americans Can Access Classified Info

'Top secret' info available to 1.4M

(Newser) - If all the Americans cleared to access classified information lived in the same US city, it would be second only to New York City in population, USA Today finds in the wake of the NSA's leaked surveillance program . More than 4.9 million people have some kind of government... More »

More Than 4.2M People Have Security Clearance

That's almost double previous estimates

(Newser) - A whopping 4.2 million people have access to classified government information, according to a new government report. That’s a far cry from the 2.4 million estimate the Government Accountability Office came up with just two years ago, and, the Washington Post points out, it’s just over... More »

FBI Linguist Gets 20 Months for Leaking to Blogger

Sentence underscores Obama's hard line

(Newser) - A former FBI linguist who leaked to a blogger information so top secret that even the sentencing judge wasn't allowed to know what it was has been sentenced to 20 months in prison. "I don't know what was divulged, other than some documents, and I don't know how it... More »

Fed Demanded Security Laws Shield AIG

Giving Money Away to Wall Street Almost Became Top Secret

(Newser) - Federal Reserve officials called on the SEC to invoke national security laws to keep details about the controversial AIG bailout hidden from the public. The Fed demanded an assurance of "special security procedures" by the SEC concerning an AIG document related to the bailout, according to emails uncovered by... More »

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