Releasing Bin Laden's porn stash: The public's heroic battle with the CIA continues

ODNI declassified last month the titles of bin Laden’s books, along with a selection of other materials seized during the raid. The disclosure by ODNI was a response to reporter Seymour Hersh’s explosive report that challenged the official narrative of the bin Laden operation, which suggested that the cache of material the government said was collected after Seals killed Bin Laden was a ruse.

But Jeffrey Anchukaitis, an ODNI spokesman, told the Guardian that bin Laden’s porn collection would not be released “due to the nature of their contents.”

Reuters first reported in 2011 that pornography was recovered from bin Laden’s compound after he was killed by commandos.

“The pornography recovered in bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive,” Reuters reported, citing anonymous officials. “The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials.”