"We also have our diplomatic secrets," said he and, picking up his hat, he turned to the door.
Yoo has defended executive privilege, but only to protect national security, diplomatic and military secrets.
Well, he told himself, it is a cache for diplomatic secrets and such.
However, his memoirs could not be published until 1923 due to the diplomatic secrets they contained.
But when national security, and military and diplomatic secrets are not involved, executive privilege is neither absolute nor unqualified.
"Your role as Jetanien's senior attache must give you access to all manner of diplomatic secrets."
But they also factored in that in the case of the Watergate tapes, no military or diplomatic secrets were at stake.
On occasion, he confided diplomatic secrets to Chamberlain, safe in the knowledge of his friend's discretion.
Hughes, helped by the cryptographers who were reading the Japanese diplomatic secrets, brilliantly engineered a deal that everyone though best for themselves.
He can see that there is an underlying story, but Holmes simply responds, "We also have our diplomatic secrets."