Why would the United States Justice Department assert "state secrets" in a civil defamation lawsuit against UANI, a nonprofit issue group? Because United Against Nuclear Iran is not a nonprofit issue group. It's a federal corporate, economic and political lever.
Frances Fragos Townsend helped found and runs UANI. Consider a few of her many appointments:
Ms. Townsend chairs the Board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and is a member of the Board of the Bipartisan Policy Council. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
Ms. Townsend spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice under the administrations of President George H. W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. Ms. Townsend is a Director and chairs the compensation committees of three private company Boards and serves as Director of two public companies.Also, Ms. Townsend served on President George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's Presidential Intelligence Advisory Board. CNN stated Townsend serves on the Department of Homeland Security and CIA external advisory committees Either agency could be behind UANI.
Fran gave her loyalty to political hackery long ago and the system will protect her.
highest death toll in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina from the Bush White House Lessons Learned Report? Frances Townsend. The Carlyle Group, a private equity underwriter (PEU), owned Lifecare Hospitals, which was responsible for 25 patients deaths. Ten other people perished under Tenet Healthcare's umbrella. Fran successfully managed these two companies' risk with her vacuous collection of hero stories and "we can do betters."
Tenet Healthcare's lobbyists visited the White House several times while Fran's "researched" her report. Jeb Bush joined the Tenet Healthcare Board of Directors a year after brother W.'s White House foisted Fran's whitewash on the public.
Frances Townsend has been richly rewarded for putting corporate loyalty above public service. President George W. Bush refused to release e-mails from Townsend, Andy Card, Joe Hagin and others involved in his hapless Hurricane Katrina response. I imagine those e-mails are buried under legal protection, "state secrets" or otherwise.
The public has no right to know how insiders protect and enrich each other as they dance between public service, private equity underwriters (PEU)and government front groups. Under the Government-Corporate Monstrosity, they are one in the same.
Update 11-1-15: Fran started another NGO to upend radical Islamic terror, specifically recruitment and financing. The Counter Extremism Project sounds similar to effort started by the Concordia Kids.