Osama Bin Laden
Osama bin Laden is shown watching himself on television in this video frame grab released by the U.S. Pentagon May 7, 2011. Five videos were found in bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan after U.S. Navy Seals stormed the compound and killed bin Laden. The compound in Pakistan where U.S. forces killed bin Laden was an "active command and control center" where the al Qaeda leader remained in strategic and operational control of the organization, a senior U.S. intelligence official said on May 7.REUTERS/Pentagon/Handout

The CIA does not plan on releasing the "stash of pornography" Seal Team Six found shortly after killing Osama bin Laden, no matter how nicely you ask.

BroBible blogger David Covucci issued a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the CIA on 26 May and was promptly rejected. Covucci received a response from the agency on 4 June, detailing why his request was denied.

"With regard to the pornographic material Osama Bin Laden had in his possession at the time of his death, responsive records, should they exist, would be contained in operational files," the CIA stated.

The intelligence agency continued: "The CIA Information Act, 50 USC 431, as amended, exempts CIA operational files from search, review, publication, and disclosure requirements of the FOIA."

In its letter to Covucci, the CIA also reminded the blogger that the agency was not required by law to answer any questions disguised as a request for official government records.

According to The Washington Post, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence decided to not release the "fairly extensive" porn collection, despite releasing his library files and books on 20 May.

The agency's spokesman told reporters: "We have no plans to release that at this point in time. Due to the nature of the content, the decision was made not to release it."

CIA information and privacy co-ordinator Michael Lavergne also told Covucci that by federal law: "To the extent that this material exists, the CIA would be prohibited from mailing obscene matter."