CIA Denies Knowledge of Aid to Israel

The CIA has denied that it has any information about intelligence budget-line items earmarked for Israel between 1990 and 2015—a claim which a federal judge in Washington DC has dismissed as “neither logical nor plausible.”

According to a report by the Courthouse News Service (“CIA Hammered After Shrug on Israel Records”), the ruling came in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy who asked for the information back in March 2015.

Citing the underlying complaint, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan says Grant Smith originally sought “the information ‘for use in vital public interest research into how nuclear weapons related know-how, material and technology have been unlawfully diverted into Israeli entities conducting clandestine nuclear weapons-related research and development.’”

Read the rest at The New Observer.

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