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Monday, July 18, 2005

SF 312 - Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement

Posted by Bob Brigham

The Liberal Oasis on SF 312 - Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement

The whole point of Russert bringing up SF 312 was under that nondisclosure agreement, it doesn’t matter where Rove got the info. He was obligated to make sure it wasn’t classified.

He was, at the barest minimum, being negligent in his handling of sensitive national security information, which is a violation of SF 312.

Now “remedial action” can mean a lot of things.

But common sense would dictate that a careless handling of classified info warrants a revoking of one’s security clearance.

And using classified info for political payback warrants dismissal.

Why hasn’t the White House begun its own investigation to determine if Rove or others violated SF 312 and deserve remedial action, as is required?

Ken Mehlman can’t answer that question.

Which means: keep asking.

Indeed. Regardless of the criminal investigation, the Bush White House has a Duty to follow protocol with an investigation into the nondisclosure agreement.

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