August 21, 2009
The Justice Department is investigating whether Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with roles in the Sept. 11 attacks were improperly given photos of CIA officers or contractors, according to a person familiar with the investigation.
The investigation, headed by the Justice Department's counterespionage chief, John Dion, is trying to determine if military lawyers defending the detainees divulged classified information or compromised covert CIA officers, according to the person, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke only on condition of anonymity.
It is a violation of federal law to identify CIA covert personnel, and it is a violation of military commission rules to disclose classified information, even if only to the defendants.
The person who spoke to The Associated Press said the photos at issue were provided by the John Adams Project, a combined effort of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to assist in the defense of the detainees.
Yeah, I'm sure a bunch of glossy Vanity Fair profiles of the compromised covert CIA agents will be coming out right quick.
Oh, and I should also mention that now would be an entirely appropriate time for Zombie John Adams to rise from the grave and start kicking the asses of the douchelawyers co-opting his name in order to help America-hating terrorists.
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