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Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin
Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012

Posted on 08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT by jazusamo

Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers

Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications:

Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. According to the records, the Obama administration granted Boal and Bigelow unusual access to agency information in preparation for their film, which was reportedly scheduled for an October 2012 release, just before the presidential election, but the trailers are running now until the rescheduled release in December.

The records – which should have been produced months ago pursuant to a court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on January 21, 2012 – include records from a “stack” of “overlooked” documents discovered by the CIA in July 2012. The following are highlights from the records, which include internal DOD, White House and CIA email correspondence with the filmmakers:

“…we are trying to have visibility into the UBL projects and this is likely the most high profile one. Would like to have whatever group is going around in here at the WH [White House] to get a sense of what they’re doing / what cooperation they’re seeking. Jamie will be POC [point of contact].”

Judicial Watch launched its investigation of Bigelow’s meetings with the Obama administration following press reports suggesting that the Obama administration may have leaked classified information to the director as source material for Bigelow’s film.

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that the information leak was designed to help the Obama 2012 presidential reelection campaign: “The White House is also counting on the Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal big-screen version of the killing of Bin Laden to counter Obama’s growing reputation as ineffectual. The Sony film [sic] by the Oscar-winning pair who made ‘The Hurt Locker’ will no doubt reflect the president’s cool, gutsy decision against shaky odds. Just as Obamaland was hoping, the movie is scheduled to open on Oct. 12, 2012 — perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost to a campaign that has grown tougher.”

In addition to Judicial Watch’s pursuit of the bin Laden film records, the organization continues to fight in court for the release of post-mortem images of bin Laden and the alleged burial at sea. The Obama administration continues to withhold these records citing national security concerns.

“These new documents provide more backing to the serious charge that the Obama administration played fast and loose with national security information to help Hollywood filmmakers,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “No wonder we’ve had to fight one year of stonewalling from the administration. These new documents show there is no doubt that Obama White House was intensely interested in this film that was set to portray President Obama as ‘gutsy.’”

Read about the search for bin Laden documents and more in Tom Fitton’s New York Times best-seller The Corruption Chronicles, on sale now.


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1 posted on 08/28/2012 9:29:32 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

sick.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 9:30:49 AM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: jazusamo
More ammo the Republicans are too stupid to use.

At least the propaganda in this movie won't hit until after the election. The rats must be pissed about that.

3 posted on 08/28/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: jazusamo
...scheduled to open on Oct. 12, 2012 — perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost to a campaign that has grown tougher.”

I expect the backlash that comes from this release to have the opposite effect

4 posted on 08/28/2012 9:44:23 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Slump Tester
Yep, I imagine Obama and the Rats are upset they didn't get it released in October like originally planned. Obama was after that free campaign help from his buddies in Hollyweird, it was just a little too obvious.
5 posted on 08/28/2012 9:45:20 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Doogle

Obama doesn’t miss a trick, legal or not. Hopefully there will be a backlash.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 9:48:48 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Doogle

Its been moved back


7 posted on 08/28/2012 9:57:10 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Slump Tester

The left was so adamant that 9/11 not be referred to in any way that could benefit Bush, and none of what was being contested involved any kind of security breach. This is disgusting.

Hollywood is a ready-made propaganda machine, and in that context any involvement of Hollywood in movie-making with a political tilt should be labeled as such. I would very much favor a law requiring that the political affiliation, donations, and fraternization of the makers of such films be disclosed on screen (e.g. ‘Kathryn Bigelow is a registered democrat who has contributed to the DNC and to democrat candidates for the presidency and other offices. She has visited the White House x number of times, and has been in contact with members of the Obama administration during the making of this film’). For the record, she did donate to the DNC, John Kerry, and others. How would the left respond if Newt Gingrich was directing high-budget films featuring politically-charged themes?


8 posted on 08/28/2012 9:58:36 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: jazusamo

“Donation in Kind” from Hollywood to the obama campaign?


9 posted on 08/28/2012 10:09:24 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Slump Tester

If there was an opposition party in Washington impeachment proceedings would have started a long time ago. But republicans will only do what’s right when it’s one of their own.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 10:16:04 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: Slump Tester

You’re right about that. There should be some hearing to find out who is behind this.

I am so sick of these people. Who do they think they are taking over our country like this?

I pray that God keeps R X R safe. They are our only hope...as Reagan was after we endured Carter.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 10:41:09 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: jazusamo

bump


12 posted on 08/28/2012 10:49:08 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: jazusamo; Revolting cat!
scheduled for an October 2012 release, just before the presidential election, but the trailers are running now until the rescheduled release in December.

So the "Obama Got Osama" ads can run through the entire election season without any hope of the home audience actually seeing if that is the message of the movie when it comes out in December. "PROFIT".

Doesn't seem like a typical "holiday season" release.

Can it until the next Ramadan.

13 posted on 08/28/2012 10:56:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: jazusamo
Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks (FR thread)

Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

14 posted on 08/28/2012 11:27:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for posting the links.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 11:39:52 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: wiggen

I hope you’re right about the backlash. I’m betting you are.

I also hope you’re right about the release date being moved back - hopefully until after the election.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 12:26:30 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: generally

The release date’s been moved back on this one but the article mentions there are other projects in the works and this was but one of them.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 5:56:55 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: jazusamo

bin laden dead? show me the body


18 posted on 08/28/2012 8:32:56 PM PDT by buffyt (Ted Cruz, Allen West, Rand Paul, Tim Scott, Herman Cain -- for President -- 2016)
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To: jazusamo

Review: Kathryn Bigelow “Zero Dark Thirty” Exposes Bin Laden Hunt and Kill
ShowBiz411 ^ | Roger Friedman Sho
Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:51:57 PM by njslim
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2962926/posts?page=16


19 posted on 11/25/2012 9:40:46 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
Thanks for the ping and link.

Am glad it turned out this way and fully agree with your post on the other thread, Obama didn't lift a finger to help in the Benghazi debacle.

20 posted on 11/26/2012 8:38:44 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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