Federal Judge Calls CIA Stance 'Laughable' in Spat Over Drug Lord Case Documents

, The National Law Journal

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For more than six years, a progressive think tank has been pressing the CIA in court for information about the late Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar. At a recent hearing in the case, D.C. federal Judge Royce Lamberth assailed the government for seeking more time to complete a public records request initially filed with the agency in 2004.

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  • JOHN R ARENAS

    THE SEARCH FOR GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS WITH THE NAME 'ESCOBAR' HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FOREIGN POLICY, IN MY OPINION.
    FOR WHAT PURPOSE WOULD THE SEARCH PROVIDE?? HE WAS A COKE DEALER IN COLUMBIA, PROBABLY ALLIED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SICILIAN MAFIA ,ORGANIZED CRIME.
    WHAT KIND OF 'FOREIGN POLICY' ARE YOU GOING TO WRITE ABOUT?
    ASK THE US A. G., HOLDER ABOUT DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THIS SEARCH. YOU WILL NEVER GET THEM FROM THE CIA.

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