Nearly six years after he pleaded guilty in the Jack Abramoff scandal, a former aide to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will likely be sentenced in the near future. But because of a joint motion granted by the federal judge hearing the case against Tony Rudy, the public wouldnâ€™t see the filing listing agreed upon facts in the case.
The reason? National security.
The feds and Rudyâ€™s defense team wrote that the disclosure of â€śsensitive information related to national security mattersâ€ť likely â€śwould compromise and negatively impact ongoing intelligence efforts.â€ť They said the sensitive information had â€śno relationship to the Department of Justiceâ€™s investigation of Jack Abramoff or related persons.â€ť
TVNL Comment: As we have said in the past...the term "national security" means securing criminals in positions of power FROM the nation...not "securing the nation!"