May 17, 2017

THE RESPONSIBLE PRESS AND THE IRRESPONSIBLE PRESIDENT:

Inside the US effort to keep laptop bomb intel secret (Evan Perez, May 16, 2017, CNN)

The intelligence behind the US ban on laptops and other electronics is considered so highly classified that CNN, at the request of US government officials, withheld key details from a March 31 story on the travel restrictions. [...]

The concern, US officials told CNN in late March, was that publishing certain information, including a city where some of the intelligence was collected, could tip off adversaries about the sources and methods used to gather the intelligence.

Over several days, US intelligence officials spent hours on conference calls making specific requests to CNN to withhold certain details of the intelligence information.

Those details included information that Trump reportedly shared in his Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

Posted by at May 17, 2017 3:21 PM

  

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