Brennan Continues to Stonewall on His Own Leaks

John Brennan has now been asked three times (four, presuming Richard Burr asked during the closed hearing, as he said he would) to list the specific times he has leaked to journalists. He has refused all the unclassified questions, as he does here in his supplemental questions.

Describe each specific instance in which you were authorized to disclosure classified information to a reporter or media consultant, including the identity of the individual authorizing each disclosure and the reason for each such disclosure.

In exceptional circumstances, when classified information appears to have already been leaked to the media, it may be necessary to acknowledge classified information to a member of the media or to declassify information for the very purpose of limiting damage to national security by protecting sources and methods or stemming the flow of additional classified information. Such conversations involve only the most senior Agency officials or their designees and must be handled according to any applicable regulations. I have on occasion spoken to members of the media who appeared to already have classified information, in an effort to limit damage to national security; however, even in those circumstances I did not disclosure classified information.

Burr wants a list. Brennan isn’t giving him one.

Noted.

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emptywheel @kevinjonheller He hasn't thrown a pick yet, has he? Still watching bc I'm waiting for a pick.
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bmaz @OBEYshiba done.
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bmaz @Travis_Waldron "My only child born 4 days before last Lions playoff victory. I am now a grandfather." http://t.co/hGouSM0hVh cc @emptywheel
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emptywheel @Krhawkins5 Did you track the Black List? And how they changed policy on it?
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emptywheel @Krhawkins5 also, the guy the provenance of whose story CIA still refuses to declassify, right? ;p
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emptywheel @Krhawkins5 I don't remember it.
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emptywheel @kevinjonheller Also I don't dislike the Browns. Lived w/a guy chased by "Browns backers" for a year. I wish them well.
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emptywheel @kevinjonheller Yeah. Another Spartie I shouldn't be rooting for (like Cousins, who I REALLY like).
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emptywheel @kevinjonheller Don't disagree. He will benefit from having time to learn, though.
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emptywheel @kevinjonheller He's trying too hard. Meanwhile, the Kitties have a Smurf AND the snot-nose kid from down the street.
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emptywheel @NadiaKayyali Shit. Now I AM impressed. @onekade
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