I have to agree. If you hold a clearance, you are sworn to protect sources and methods. If his intent was to whistleblow, he could have done that through other means/channels. And he could have headed straight to some sanctuary state. But willingly taking the methods out on a thumbdrive and heading to China?
Cheney called it last week. the guy is a spy, China first, the Moscow? I’ll be surprised if he is alive for very long...after they’ve gotten what they can from him. He’ll WISH he was only waterboarded..
“I have to agree. If you hold a clearance, you are sworn to protect sources and methods.”
That is true enough. However, a case where U.S.A. law was broken by the people who the whistleblowers were trying to expose has never been tried successfully in a court-of-law.
It is still a grey area and in my opinion the government does not want to see a case settled in a court-of-law.
Reference: Daniel Ellsberg. His case was thrown out of court because of government misconduct.