Got to say, there stories were amusing, but the whole thing was boring and still reaked of of lies and hidden information.
Of course there's hidden information. It was classified for a reason, after all. Specifically, by definition Top Secret material is that which may cause "exceptionally grave damage" to national security if made publicly available. In practice, simply marking information as TS is often not enough----the most secure information has additional restrictions slapped on it for compartmentalization.
Most people probably wouldn't bother lying, they'd just stop talking at the right times to avoid disclosure.