CIA Can't Dodge ACLU Requests For Yemen Raid Docs

By Shayna Posses (June 27, 2018, 7:20 PM EDT) -- White House statements about a deadly 2017 raid in Yemen prevent the CIA from refusing to say whether it has documents responsive to American Civil Liberties Union information requests, a New York federal judge held Wednesday, saying the comments made it clear that the agency had an interest in the mission.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer shot down the CIA's bid for a quick win in Freedom of Information Act litigation lodged by the ACLU, agreeing with the organization's claims that statements by then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about the raid qualify as an official acknowledgment of the agency's...

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