just why these clowns don't want the directives public? Unless they're forced to release them?
TSA spokeswoman Lauren Gaches said the new "internal directives" are meant to ensure their screeners are consistent. She acknowledged the policy on large sums of cash had changed, but wouldn't provide a copy of either document. She said the directives would not be released unless a Freedom Of Information Act request was submitted by The Washington Times.
"TSA routinely assesses its policies and screening procedures to ensure the highest levels of security nationwide," she said. "Currency alone is not a threat, and TSA does not restrict the amount of currency a traveler may carry through the checkpoint."
TSA had earlier defended the search, though it had criticized officers' abusive behavior.
"Yes, they were just fine in screwing with him for having cash and daring to ask questions, but they should have been more temperate in their language." Just effing wonderful, isn't it?