Skip to comments.Math Behind Leak Crackdown: 153 Cases, 4 Years, 0 Indictments
Posted on 07/21/2013 4:14:41 AM PDT by reaganaut1
Soon after President Obama appointed him director of national intelligence in 2009, Dennis C. Blair called for a tally of the number of government officials or employees who had been prosecuted for leaking national security secrets. He was dismayed by what he found.
In the previous four years, the record showed, 153 cases had been referred to the Justice Department. Not one had led to an indictment.
That scorecard was pretty shocking to all of us, Mr. Blair said. So in a series of phone calls and meetings, he and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. fashioned a more aggressive strategy to punish anyone who leaked national security information that endangered intelligence-gathering methods and sources.
My background is in the Navy, and it is good to hang an admiral once in a while as an example to the others, said Mr. Blair, who left the administration in 2010. We were hoping to get somebody and make people realize that there are consequences to this and it needed to stop.
The Obama administration has done its best to define those consequences, with an aggressive focus on leaks and leakers that has led to more than twice as many prosecutions as there were in all previous administrations combined. It also led to a significant legal victory on Friday when a federal appeals court accepted the Justice Departments argument that the First Amendment does not protect reporters from having to reveal the sources suspected of leaking information to them.
In tracing the origins of this effort, present and former government officials said the focus on leaks began at the administrations highest levels and was driven by pressure from the intelligence agencies and members of Congress.
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"Pour encouragement les autres" was Voltaire's ironic comment on the hideous miscarriage of justice in the execution of Admiral Byng in 1757. Tremendous black eye for Pitt the Elder, George II, and the Royal Navy.
Or perhaps this administration knows full well what it is saying, and is declaring that Stalinist show trials are AOK with them. < cough cough Zimmerman cough cough >
This is another NYT “puff piece” for the Obozo administration.
Basically is says Bush did it. It says Obozo has been more active in trying to stop it. It makes a lot of other such noise. It tries to justify the bugging of Congress, the AP and many many reporters.
This is not about protecting state secrets, but about squelching exposure of Obozo’s true actions.
But we should expect nothing else from the Liar-in-Chief, E Holder and their minions.
The great cover up................cover up meaning everything and everyone in this regime by the media
And will the NYT keep such a tally for, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS targeting Tea Parties?
Yep, Super CYA by the Presstitutes.
Thanks but no thanks, I can click and read.
So, basically what is really says is, Bush, from the political right, would suffer criticism from the political left.
But, Obama, from the political left, has immunity from leftwing criticism.
OK, I did not proof enough. Typed to fast.
The leaks pale in comparison to how many Muslim Brotherhood operatives are implanted into the State Department, IC, DoD, and Regime.
in 2009, Dennis C. Blair called for a tally of the number of government officials or employees who had been prosecuted for leaking national security secrets. He was dismayed by what he found.So, see? It's okay that Obama has not only been not doing anything about this, doesn't intend to do anything about it, and meanwhile has riddled our entire federal government with jihadists and other subversives.