communications would be unlawful or would reveal information
that is properly privileged or otherwise confidential.
Additionally, section 1034 would require a subordinate to submit
materials directly to the Congress without change, and thereby
obstructs the traditional chain of command. I will implement
this provision in a manner consistent with my authority as the
Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and the head of the
A number of provisions in the bill -- including
sections 534(b)(6), 674, 675, 735, 737, 1033(b), 1068, and
1803 -- could intrude upon my constitutional authority to
recommend such measures to the Congress as I "judge necessary
and expedient." My Administration will interpret and implement
these provisions in a manner that does not interfere with my
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 2, 2013.