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    Seneca Doane

    Fundamentally, how would we know? We don't even know much about the lines of authority involved.

    It's not an easy problem, for multiple reasons. But it's one that I find really important to address on some level.

    This administration won't be in charge indefinitely, and there's precedent involved here. If "yep, we review it, we swear" were coming out of, say, a Romney admin, would an assertion be enough for that confidence? Reviewed by whom?

    It's very much less that I don't trust those currently deciding things -- I don't actually have a strong opinion one way or the other -- than that a system has to be solid enough to be able to draw those lines no matter who is in charge. They may step over them anyway, but at least then it's clearly not just fine.

    But thank you for reasonable discussion around it.

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