The emails — edited to conceal what is considered to be sensitive information — provide few new details about the lethal September 2012 terrorist attack on the diplomatic mission in Libya or American-born Al Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki.
In the first email, only two of 17 lines of text were not blacked out. Another email consists of the text “Attached it the final draft; we need comment/coordination by 1000, Friday (tomorrow) 19 October 2012,” followed completely by blacked-out text. Other emails consist of the text of news clippings from Reuters, the Washington Post and other organizations.
In a February 2011 email, officials sent a memo in response to a State Department request regarding a possible revocation of al-Awlaki’s passport.
“The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) concurs with the proposal to revoke the U.S. passport of Anwar Nasser a!-AuJaqi,” it reads.