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CNN: Blocked Access to Hagel Archives a 'Flashpoint'

9:35 AM, Feb 22, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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CNN's Mike Mount covers the closed-off Chuck Hagel archive at the University of Nebraska-Omaha:

Washington (CNN) -- Official documents, correspondence and other papers from the period of time Chuck Hagel held his U.S. Senate seat are closed to public viewing by the archives entrusted to hold them.

The lack of access has created yet another controversy around the embattled nominee to become the next defense secretary, raising questions among some about whether he might be hiding something in those files.

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The ruckus started earlier this week when a reporter from the conservative publication, the Weekly Standard, tried to access the documents but was rebuffed by administrators at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

TWS's own Daniel Halper was the reporter who was blocked from viewing the archive, first from the university and then from Hagel himself.

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