Once again, Rachel shows how stupid one can become just by living in France (the birthplace of stupidity).
Just because an intelligence agency refuses to confirm nor deny something, doesn't mean it didn't happen.
I have had some of the most difficult to get security clearances. I have seen Tom Clancy violate secret code words and programs in his novels that I'm sworn to never speak of. The NYT will reveal any national security secret they can get a traitor/source to reveal, yet no one will ever dig into whether he got along well with others in Kindergarten (probably not).