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CIA papers show Panetta spilled bin Laden secrets

December 10, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified documents show that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to “Zero Dark Thirty” scriptwriter Mark Boal, who was allowed to attend Panetta’s speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Judicial Watch filed a request for the more than 200 pages of documents, which the CIA released Tuesday. The documents concerned the internal investigation of its role in the film about the bin Laden raid.

In a statement, Panetta says he had no idea Boal was in the audience when he gave the speech. He says he assumed everyone inside had proper clearance.

CIA spokesman Dean Boyd says the agency has since “overhauled its procedures for interaction with the entertainment industry after an extensive internal review.”

Boal declined to comment.

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