Judge orders release of secret U.S. foreign aid memo
December 18th, 2013
01:15 PM ET
9 years ago

Judge orders release of secret U.S. foreign aid memo

(CNN) - In a defeat for the Obama administration over executive privilege, a federal judge has ordered the release of a secret government document dealing with foreign aid that President Barack Obama has refused to make public.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle, in a ruling dated Tuesday, rejected as "troubling" the sweeping White House contention that a single unclassified directive was within the so-called presidential communications privilege.


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  1. Sniffit

    And of course, CNN reports nothing about the alleged substance of the memo because informing people about it might harm the nontroversy narrative.

    December 18, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    How about some effective journalism and report on how the chairman of the oversight committee leaks everything he get's his hands on whether it be classified or unclassified.

    December 18, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. yolanda

    Deflect much Dutch/Bad News? You seem a bit defensive over a non-article. Quit the partisan crap for a second, take a deep breath, and then resume your bile spewing of all things Republican.....so predictable.

    December 18, 2013 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    @yolanda, Dutch is right. Get your head out of the bubble

    December 18, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. ED1

    And behind curtail number 1 our chief liar in charge.

    December 18, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    Classified material should not be made to public, if it does so, it gets declassified. Judge should know, no wonder Law grads are not finding work.

    December 18, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. Tampa Tim

    Yo! Landa – right back at you,

    December 18, 2013 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  8. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Obama should stonewall the way President Cheney did for 8 years.

    December 18, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  9. Peppy

    Has anybody noticed, daily we hear about bammy and defeats. This clown couldn't pick a winner if he was given the answer. Congrats pres on BIGGEST LIAR OF THE YEAR award.

    December 18, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |