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August 19, 2013

State Department Leaked Top-Secret Stuxnet Information?

Stuxnet was the cyber-warfare equivalent of the atomic bomb.

So why did the Administration promiscuously put it out all over town?

Internal State Department emails reportedly show the White House cooperated with a journalist whose revelations about an anti-Iran cyberattack are now the subject of a high-profile leak probe.

The Washington Times reported Monday on emails, from late 2011 to early 2012, obtained by the nonprofit Freedom Watch after the group filed suit in federal court. They detail discussions New York Times reporter David Sanger had with the State Department before the publication of a book that revealed classified information about the so-called Stuxnet computer worm, which targeted Irans nuclear facilities.

In one email, Sanger reportedly pressed the State Department to cooperate by noting the help hed gotten from other wings of the Obama administration.

Im getting a bit concerned about the pace of our interviews or lack of pace, to be more precise for the book, Sanger reportedly said in the October 2011 message to a State Department press officer. The White House is steaming away; Ive seen [National Security Adviser Thomas E.] Donilon many times and a raft of people below. Doing well at the Pentagon. But on the list I sent you starting on Sept. 12 weve scheduled nothing, and chapters are getting into final form.

Sounds like Donilon was largely responsible for early leaks and then Sanger leveraged those leaks into additional ones from State.

I'm sure Holder will be getting right to the bottom of this, just as he's getting to the bottom of James Clapper's congressional perjury.



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