William Binney: By Presidential Order “In no case shall information be classified, continue to be maintained as classified, or fail to be declassified in order to: …

William Binney

[Editor’s note: William Binney, one of our nation’s leading experts on cyber security, reminds us on Robert David Steele’s blog that Barack Obama on 29 December 2009 made a stunning move in the right direction to end the abuse of classification procedures to protect the Deep State. It may be the single most impressive move of his Presidency. I applaud it. Now it must be enforced, where Donald Trump could contribute to “Making America Great Again”, in this instance, by following the lead of his predecessor.]

Executive Order 13526 Section 1.7 applies to the entire U.S. Government.

Sec. 1.7.  Classification Prohibitions and Limitations.

(a)  In no case shall information be classified, continue to be maintained as classified, or fail to be declassified in order to:

(1)  conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error;

(2)  prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency;

(3)  restrain competition; or

(4)  prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.

(b)  Basic scientific research information not clearly related to the national security shall not be classified.

(c)  Information may not be reclassified after declassification and release to the public under proper authority unless:

(1)  the reclassification is personally approved in writing by the agency head based on a document-by-document determination by the agency that reclassification is required to prevent significant and demonstrable damage to the national security;

(2)  the information may be reasonably recovered without bringing undue attention to the information;

(3)  the reclassification action is reported promptly to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) and the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office; and

(4)  for documents in the physical and legal custody of the National Archives and Records Administration (National Archives) that have been available for public use, the agency head has, after making the determinations required by this paragraph, notified the Archivist of the United States (Archivist), who shall suspend public access pending approval of the reclassification action by the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office.  Any such decision by the Director may be appealed by the agency head to the President through the National Security Advisor.  Public access shall remain suspended pending a prompt decision on the appeal.

(d)  Information that has not previously been disclosed to the public under proper authority may be classified or reclassified after an agency has received a request for it under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), the Presidential Records Act, 44 U.S.C. 2204(c)(1), the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), or the mandatory review provisions of section 3.5 of this order only if such classification meets the requirements of this order and is accomplished on a document-by-document basis with the personal participation or under the direction of the agency head, the deputy agency head, or the senior agency official designated under section 5.4 of this order.  The requirements in this paragraph also apply to those situations in which information has been declassified in accordance with a specific date or event determined by an original classification authority in accordance with section 1.5 of this order.

(e)  Compilations of items of information that are individually unclassified may be classified if the compiled information reveals an additional association or relationship that:  (1) meets the standards for classification under this order; and (2) is not otherwise revealed in the individual items of information.

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23 thoughts on “William Binney: By Presidential Order “In no case shall information be classified, continue to be maintained as classified, or fail to be declassified in order to: …”

  1. The NDAA policy makers overturned Smith Mundt thereby legalizing state sponsored propaganda to be used on the citizens of the United States and in the latest iteration we see the NDAA include an act to counter disinformation and propaganda. We can easily make the connection that in the wake of the “Fake News” hash tag war that has been unleashed upon independent media, with FaceBook partnering with government sponsored “Fact Checking” sites and algorithms being put in place to remove so-called “Fake News” from social media feeds, that this latest addition to the NDAA does not bode well for independent media and has massive potential to be abused for political purposes.

    Government propaganda is perfectly legal in the US. Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels would squeal with delight in 2019 America. As long was this NDAA is Law…..fake shootings will occur.

  2. I know I am off topic. But this school shooting du jour in Colorado just raised another red flag. The dead hero’s parents already gave an interview. How did they do it without breaking down once? Maybe it’s legit, but I have doubts. youtube is censoring any videos doubting what happened, I can’t find anything. Here’s the interview link. Try watching this Jim and pausing. I kept waiting for the full on water works and it never came. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEDLu9wcqF8

  3. Hey Jim I am surprised Binney has not been silenced yet, along with Ray McGovern. I think I have watched every video they both have made. They have exposed the Russia Gate as a farce. I am trying to understand how voters keep pulling the lever for Shumer, Pelosi, Waters and other swamp creatures of their ilk. Trump has only been around two years and he’s the Devil incarnate. Maybe next they will link him to the Lindberg baby kidknapping and pulling mattress tags off. This will never end. I figured you were working on our latest school shooting du jour. I might have found video of the same crisis actor lady from Sandy Hook and other shootings. stop this video at the 4:46 time stamp and take a look at her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EGNatlScEc and see if she does not look very similar to the Pulse Nightclub witness in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiBxr94XINg

    1. “I am trying to understand how voters keep pulling the lever for Shumer, Pelosi, Waters and other swamp creatures of their ilk.”

      Spoken like a white guy. You think our tawny brethren are pouring over our borders to ask what they can give to America, or what America can give to them?

      If the latter, ergo Pelosi. (and don’t think illegals aren’t voting in the millions). Schumer and Pelosi know they’ve lost the white vote; they havn’t pulled off a win since Kennedy. So voter replacement is their plan. And it’s working.

      1. It’s my belief that the original FISA warrant will prove that the sources that the FBI used were fed to them by CIA’s Brennan on orders of Obama. I don’t know if you listen to Dan Bongino much, but he has a podcast that dovetails with a lot of John Solomon and Sara Carter’s work.
        The evidence is out there to implicate Obama, the Clinton’s, Biden, Bush, most all of BO’s Executive Branch as well as peripheral players Huma Abedin, Adam Schiff, Dianne Feinstein, Mark Warner, and more.
        This is how it works – Adm. Mike Rogers met with Trump in the freshly set up SCIF at Trump Tower and warned him that he was being set up. Rogers knew this because of illegal fishing queries being run on the NSA database by – get this – outside contractors working for the FBI. The FBI even injected an electronic surveillance expert into the Transition Team for the new Administration. Once it was established that the FISA court had been misled (in IG report) and foreign players were involved, then FISA could be invoked to track the trackers. FISA goes both ways, and works in umbrella fashion, i.e. A>B, then B talks to C. A,B & C all monitored. The thing is, Trump KNEW he was being monitored thanks to Rogers. The dirty dealers of the Obama team did not, and all matter of criminality was uncovered. Declassification of original FISA (objected to by UK and Australia?) as well as all the 302s (FBI notes) will show that the CIA duped the FBI on the Trump front (Crossfire Hurricane), and the Obama DOJ strong armed them on the Clinton front (Midyear Exam). Never forget, Comey was personally shown notes from the examination of Weiner’s laptop that said “Clinton Foundation” next line “Crime Against Children”.

          1. Toni…He apologized….and posted a great reply to another question…..why would I hold a grudge?

            None of us are perfect.

            If he apologized because of your comment, thanks…well done.

          1. No, of course not. I just thought we were friends which is why I defended you when your friend Marko called you a cuck.

            My mistake. .

          2. Not actually a “mistake”. I just have no reason to hold a grudge against Marko or anyone who would apologize. If I have to compromise my values in order to maintain a friendship, it does not seem like a very well based relationship.. But, that’s me.

          1. Marko….if these indictments do come down and certain individuals go to prison, where do you think this will lead? What will change?

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