Inslee May Allow CIA To Get Fake Wash. ID Cards - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Inslee May Allow CIA To Get Fake Wash. ID Cards

Posted: Updated:

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee may continue allowing the Central Intelligence Agency to get fake ID cards from the state.
    
A spokeswoman for Inslee said Friday he broadly interprets a proposed law that gives undercover officers access to phony driver's licenses. The measure limits the ID card to officers engaged in "law enforcement activities." While the CIA is not a law enforcement agency, Inslee spokeswoman Jaime Smith says the governor broadly interprets the meaning of "law enforcement activities" to include the CIA.
    
That seems to run counter to the interpretation of lawmakers earlier this week. Democratic Rep. Judy Clibborn had initially said the measure would not allow the CIA to get the ID cards.
    
The fake ID program has been operating without legislative approval for years. The Kitsap Sun recently reported that the CIA has been utilizing the program more than any federal, state or local agency.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Injury crash blocks highway north of Ponderay

    Injury crash blocks highway north of Ponderay

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-07-23 22:42:36 GMT

    PONDERAY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management reports a multi-vehicle crash closed Highway 95 in both direction Sunday afternoon. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office reports the highway is closed at milepost 490 near Elmira Road, about 11 miles north of Ponderay, while investigators gather evidence and interview witnesses.

    More >>

    PONDERAY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management reports a multi-vehicle crash closed Highway 95 in both direction Sunday afternoon. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office reports the highway is closed at milepost 490 near Elmira Road, about 11 miles north of Ponderay, while investigators gather evidence and interview witnesses.

    More >>
  • Death toll in immigrant smuggling case cut to 9

    Death toll in immigrant smuggling case cut to 9

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:28:53 GMT

     SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has lowered the death toll of people found in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer outside of a San Antonio Walmart from 10 to nine.

    More >>

     SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has lowered the death toll of people found in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer outside of a San Antonio Walmart from 10 to nine.

    More >>
  • Wildfire sparked by stolen truck crash in Grant County

    Wildfire sparked by stolen truck crash in Grant County

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:03:04 GMT

    SCHWANA, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters from Districts 8 and 10 quickly extinguished a small brush fire Saturday evening cause by a crash of a stolen vehicle. Fire crews were called just before 6 p.m. to State Route 243 South and B-Street next to the gas station in Schwana, Washington, after witnesses reported a pickup had crashed, a brush fire had started, and a man was seen running from the crash.

    More >>

    SCHWANA, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters from Districts 8 and 10 quickly extinguished a small brush fire Saturday evening cause by a crash of a stolen vehicle. Fire crews were called just before 6 p.m. to State Route 243 South and B-Street next to the gas station in Schwana, Washington, after witnesses reported a pickup had crashed, a brush fire had started, and a man was seen running from the crash.

    More >>