Not Top Level Enough
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(permanent link) added: 2012-05-15 14:40:38 sponsor: pcw2727 (last reply: 2013-06-24 21:22:08)

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The Men in Black meet another high level government operative. The Men in Black claim something is classified. The lesser operative claims to have top level clearance. The Men in Black claim his clearance is "not top level enough"

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Can't remember but I think this actually happens in one of the Men in Black films.

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Happens at least once in SG-1

Zig-Zagged on Bones. The Victim of the Week was ex-CIA, and the CIA won't tell Booth & Brennan anything because they don't have high enough clearance. Booth points out that he does have high enough clearance. The CIA man makes Brennan leave the room though, because she doesn't. As she's leaving (and in full view of the CIA man) Booth assures her that he'll fill her in later.
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