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To: Go Gordon
True, but he is not allowed to release classified information. If he wants to legally release the information, it has to be declassified first.

Nope. The President can do this on his own by fiat. He's the ultimate classification and declassification authority. No intermediary procedures are required.

The entire legal apparatus surrounding classification and declassification is surprisingly informal (to most people) and entirely the purview of the executive branch; it's all based on executive orders.

17 posted on 09/16/2012 7:10:10 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist; mia

*””He’s the ultimate classification and declassification authority.””*

That is true, we all got into this probably in 2009, and the answer is just that, the President is top of the security food chain.

Here are a couple of links to old threads.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2198742/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2236419/posts


31 posted on 09/16/2012 10:02:39 PM PDT by ansel12
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