The Central Intelligence Agency recently discovered a "4 to 5 inch stack" of documents that relate to the spy agency's cooperation with the makers of a forthcoming Hollywood film on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to a new court filing.
The documents about CIA
dealings with the film now titled "Zero Dark Thirty" were
"inadvertently overlooked" in response to a Freedom of Information Act
request and lawsuit filed by the conservative watchdog group Judicial
Watch, Justice Department attorneys said in a motion filed in federal
court in Washington Tuesday afternoon (posted here).
"The CIA discovered a 4 to 5 inch stack of records potentially
responsive to plaintiff’s FOIA request that had been inadvertently
overlooked during the CIA’s search," Civil Division attorney Marcia
Berman wrote. "The CIA is continuing to look into the circumstances of
the discovery of the new documents to ensure the adequacy of its
A CIA spokesman said the agency does not comment on matters in litigation. (Continues)