Espionage: Secret Documents to Be Declassified to Get Lee

Secret Documents to Be Declassified to Get Lee

Hoping to nudge the Justice Department into filing charges against fired nuclear-weapons expert WEN HO LEE, officials at the Department of Energy are about to declassify some highly secret documents about the nature of Lee's work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

According to sources familiar with the case, Energy Secretary BILL RICHARDSON has told aides that excessive secrecy should not stand in the way of charging Lee for downloading to an unsecure computer the so-called legacy codes that describe the performance of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Though the FBI has not found evidence to support an espionage indictment against Lee,...

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