CIA Threaten Journalists with Federal Prosecustion

Update #1:  Secrecy Kills has issued a statement on their website. Read it here:

Nor Cal Truth    Sep 12, 2011

Only weeks ago a Richard Clarke interview was released by two investigative journalists, Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy. The contents of the interview were stunning.

A portion of Jason Leopold’s Aug. 11th article at Truth-Out catches us up:

…Richard Clarke, for the first time, levels explosive allegations against three former top CIA officials – George Tenet, Cofer Black and Richard Blee – accusing them of knowingly withholding intelligence from the Bush and Clinton White House, the FBI, Immigration and the State and Defense Departments about two of the 9/11 hijackers who had entered the United States more than a year before the attacks…

Clarke also accused the former CIA officials of engaging in a cover-up failing to disclose to Congress and the 9/11 Commission key details about the two hijackers.

Tenet, Black and Blee have “been able to get through a joint House investigation committee and get through the 9/11 Commission and this has never come out,” Clarke said in the interview, an advance copy of which was provided to Truthout. “They got away with it.”

Still, Clarke said his position as National Coordinator for Security and Information meant he should have received a briefing from CIA about al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar, explaining “unless somebody intervened to stop the normal automatic distribution I would automatically get it.”

“For me to this day, it is inexplicable why when I had every other detail about everything related to terrorism that the director didn’t tell me, that the director of the counterterrorism center didn’t tell me, that the other 48 people inside CIA that knew about it never mentioned it to me or anyone in my staff in a period of over 12 months … We therefore conclude that there was a high-level decision inside CIA ordering people not to share that information,” Clarke said.

How high level?

“I would think it would have to be made by the director,” Clarke said. “You gotta understand my relationship with [Tenet], we were close friends, he called me several times a day, we shared the most trivial of information with each other, there was not a lack of information sharing, [CIA] told us everything except this.”

September 11th, 2011 was going to be the release day for the full audio documentary release by Ray and John. However……

If you visit their website Secrecy Kills, where it was all due to be released you will see this:

Temporarily Offline

On Thursday, the CIA threatened the journalists behind Who Is Rich Blee? with possible federal prosecution if the investigative podcast is released in its current form.

We are delaying that release while we consult with others and weigh our options.  A press statement with a more complete explanation will be made available at this site soon.


Let’s all hope the best for this information to be released without any legal repercussions to the journalists involved, and journalism in general.

Fore more information also visit The Boiling Frogs Post where Sibel Edmonds has an interview with Ray and John posted.

Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy had prveiously made the celebrated and powerful documentary 9/11 Press for Truth.

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