Chris Donesa

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Secrecy: FOIA

On the New ODNI Media Guidelines

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence last week publicly released a new Intelligence Community Directive (ICD 119) establishing policies for contacts between the media and personnel inside the intelligence community.  ICD 119 received round criticism from the press and advocacy groups for setting up a presumption that only a few senior officials can have c

Covert Action: Rendition

SSCI v. CIA---Three Key Questions

Senator Feinstein’s remarkable floor statement yesterday has thrown further fuel onto an already volatile mix of intelligence and oversight issues related to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s detention and interrogation report. Putting the controversy both outside and inside the SSCI about the substance of the report aside for now, the basic facts as Sen.