CIA Considers Bin Laden’s Porn Stash ‘Classified’
WASHINGTON — It turns out that Osama Bin Laden’s porn stash is considered “classified.”
The CIA, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request over the contents of the porn stash, says that “the pornographic material Osama Bin Laden had in his possession at the time of his death, responsive records, should they exist, would be contained in the operational files.”
“The CIA Information Act, 50 U.S.C § 431, as amended, exempts CIA operational files from search, review, publication, and disclosure requirements of the FOIA,” the CIA said in a response to a FOIA request made by BroBible.com blogger David Covucci.
What’s more, the CIA also said in its response that even if it couldn’t reveal what’s in the porn stash, it certainly couldn’t send the hardcore content in the mail.
“To the extent that this material exists, the CIA would be prohibited by 18 U.S.C. §1461 from mailing obscene matter,” the CIA said in its response.
Bin Laden’s porn stash was recovered during a raid on the Abbottabod, Pakistan, compound used to hide him.