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Under the War Powers Resolution, the President may only commit military resources to an armed conflict without approval of Congress if such an action " in case of a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces." The Act requires that for all armed conflicts not authorized by Congress, the ...


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This might depend a bit on what you think qualifies. Here are three incidents I could quickly find that are similar, but have some notable differences. There was an alleged leak of an Obama/Netanyahu transcript in Israeli media, though official word from the Whitehouse and Netanyahu's government were that it was completely fabricated. Some conversations of ...


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From Hot Air, emphasis mine. It should be pointed out the precedent for this sort of secretive behavior was set by the Obama Administration. The New York Times reported in 2015 the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden was so secret then-Attorney General Eric Holder was kept in the dark until a day before the raid. This occurred despite questions on whether ...


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Well, Congress was notified of the impending raid, but by the CIA, and apparently without White House permission. The DOJ for example (including the AG) was not notified until after the fact. Four CIA and Pentagon lawyers were basically the legal team consulted beforehand, and they advised not notifying Congress of the pending/ongoing operation. But it ...


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According to the Washington Post: Obama called Bush and former president Bill Clinton, as well as senior congressional leaders, before announcing bin Laden’s death to the nation. This would suggest that Congress was not informed in advance of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.


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So you're both right... or both wrong... The responsible parties who first generate classified documents may release the documents they generate, but not ones of other branches. While Congress can produce it's own classified documents and both executive and legislature can share and use each others classified documents in the creation of their own ...


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In principle, perhaps, though it seems it would likely require an executive order. In practice, it would be an immense violation of longstanding protocol, and in particular if the congressperson was on any committee with a professional interest in the material (including oversight materials) then it would likely be a violation of the constitutional ...


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"Three Russian newspapers publish identical front page headlines to protest detention of investigative journalist" This was back in June 2019, in protest of the handling of Ivan Golunov, a 36-year-old journalist known for exposing corruption among Moscow city officials, who was detained by police and accused of serious drug offences.


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Well, journalism is a job like any other and at least in Europe every one has the right to strike. In Italy is quite common, and it can result in newspapers not being printed at all, news broadcasts not being broadcasted or being reduced to a 5 minutes thing, and websites not being updated. It's hard to come up a specific source for it, and even more if you ...


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