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Gov't Won't Release Terror Financing List

The Treasury Department rejected a request from senators Tuesday and refused to release a classified list of Saudi individuals or organizations suspected of financing terrorist groups. A Treasury spokesman, Rob Nichols, said a department official misspoke when he told senators last week the list was unclassified, which would mean it was not restricted information. “The last thing we want to do is tip off terrorists that we are on to them,” Nichols said. “We don’t want to disrupt ongoing investigations, covert actions or potential law enforcement actions.” Administration attorneys are reviewing the degree to which the classified information can be provided or shared with Congress in closed session, said a government official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Full Story

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