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Archivist Reveals 2nd Secret Memorandum to Secretly Reclassify Records

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National Archivist Allen Weinsein said he has learned of a second classified memorandum of understanding – this will the CIA…

National Archivist Allen Weinsein said he has learned of a second classified memorandum of understanding – this will the CIA – under which the National Archives and Records Administration allowed secret re-review and reclassification of historical documents. That memorandum has been declassified and published on the NARA website and Weinstein issued a statement saying, “There can never be a classified aspect to our mission. Classified agreements are the antithesis of our reason for being.” Weinstein said in the future that, “If records must be removed for reasons of national security, the American people will always, at the very least, know when it occurs and how many records are affected.” :

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