The search for documents relating to potential C.I.A. leaks to the folks behind the upcoming film on the killing of Osama bin Laden hit a curious bump recently.
It turns out not all the papers sought out by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch regarding the matter were passed along as intended.
Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch’s president, told The New York Post he wasn’t surprised that the C.I.A. isn’t so keen on turning over the paper work just yet.
According to a court filing last week, the CIA wants to push back court dates regarding the release of more papers.
Now, it’s a simple rule of spycraft that there’s no such thing as a coincidence.
So how does the CIA explain this episode?
The Agency declined to comment.
But Judicial Watch has a few guesses. “These documents were supposed to be turned over to us two months ago under a federal court order,” said Tom Fitton, the group’s president. “This new ‘discovery’ and resulting delay stinks to high heaven.”