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Trump Instructs Pentagon to Curb Watchdogs' Access to Secret Military Reports

    By Charles S. Clark
    January 3, 2019
 
President Trump, in a nationally televised Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, instructed acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to withhold classified battlefield reports from inspectors general, a move that brought objections from transparency advocates.

“I can tell you [a] story when I got here about our military that I don't even want to talk about,” Trump said. “We do these reports on our military. Some IG goes over there, and he goes over there and they do a report on every single thing. We're fighting wars and they're doing [a] report and releasing it to the public. The public means the enemy. Those reports should be private reports.”

The president continued: “Let them do a report, but they should be private reports and be locked up ... [Giving the reports] out to the enemy is insane. And I don't want it to happen anymore, Mr. Secretary. You understand that?”

https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2019/01/trump-instructs-pentagon-curb-watchdogs-access-secret-military-reports/153912/
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