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Rep Darrell Issa leaks sensitive Libyan data in document dump

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Published on Oct 20, 2012

According to Josh Rogin of Foreign Policy Magazine, Representative Issa (R-CA) in investigating security procedures by the Obama Administration over the Libyan attacks on the U.S. Benghazi consulate, has published 166 pages of State Department documents, leaking the identities of several Libyans who were providing support for U.S. interests in the region. Their lives are likely now in serious danger as a result.

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"It betrays the trust of people we are trying to maintain contact with on a regular basis, including security officials inside militias and civil society people as well," another administration official told The Cable. "It's a serious betrayal of trust for us and it hurts our ability to maintain these contacts going forward. It has the potential to physically endanger these people. They didn't sign up for that. Neither did we."

One administration official accused Issa of doing harm to the investigation for the sake of creating negative news stories days before the final presidential debate, which will focus on foreign policy. In previous investigations, Issa has acknowledged and respected the need to protect information that could be important to completing the administration's own investigations, the official noted.

SOURCES:

Primary Source on the claim about Rep Darrell Issa:

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/pos...

David Ignatius, Washington Post, on CIA documents showing that the Obama Administration was working with the best available intelligence at the time of the Benghazi attack:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinion...

LA Times debunking the claim by Republicans that Al-Qaeda was the primary source for the attack:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwor...

Mitt Romney says that his campaign will take advantage of an Iranian Hostage Crisis like event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccx16...

A short blog post by me on the story:

http://politicaltroublemaker.blogspot...

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