Skip to comments.DOJ warns the media could be targeted in crackdown on leaks
Posted on 08/04/2017 5:28:09 PM PDT by ForYourChildren
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday announced a government-wide crackdown on leakers, which will include a review of the Justice Departments policies on subpoenas for media outlets that publish sensitive information.
At a press conference with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Sessions announced that the Justice Department, FBI and government intelligence agencies will direct more resources into the investigations of government leaks and would prioritize prosecuting those that pass sensitive information along to the press or foreign officials.
Sessions said he had empowered his deputy director Rod Rosenstein and incoming FBI director Christopher Wray to oversee the classified leaks investigations and to monitor the progress of each case.
The national security division of the Justice Department will prioritize cases involving unauthorized disclosures, Sessions said, and the departments will not hesitate to bring lawful and appropriate criminal charges against those who abuse the public trust.
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Wow, a stern warning!
Have a little faith, will ya? Things don’t always happen on FReeper schedule.
Now yer talkin.
Revoke their credentials, and sic the IRS on them.
And with all the wailing over NSA “wiretapping” since 9/11, the NSA would/should have the info on who is leaking what to whom wouldn’t they?
Can’t yell fire in a crowded theater. Same goes for knowingly publishing “news” that risks national security or individual lives.
What a joke. 1st amendment bozo!!
Have to clean out the IRS first.
It's probably someone within the NSA producing these RECORDINGS and providing them to the media.
My guess is that it was the RECORDINGS sent to the media. The delay in their release was because it took time to transcribe those recordings into text.
I’ll take this seriously when we start seeing the deep state leakers and their vile media counterparts being frog marched in hand cuffs to the paddy wagons.
A few years in supermax and maybe some of these twink reporters will be willing to sing about who on the inside is feeding them this classified info.
Let me know when he arrests Comey for his illegal leaking
+1. Actions speak louder than sternly worded letters. We are way past that stage.
Cant yell fire in a crowded theater.
You forgot the word "falsely", too. Schenck v. United States is the SCOTUS case which famously includes the phrase "falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater". The "falsely shouting fire" phrase was dicta, meaning it never was law. Furthermore, Schenck v. United States was overturned in 1969 by Brandenburg v. Ohio. So even if "falsely shouting fire" was prohibited at one time, it hasn't been in nearly the past 50 years since Brandenburg.
Same goes for knowingly publishing news that risks national security or individual lives.
The lawbreaker in a leaking case is the leaker, not the recipient of the leak. See New York Times Co. v. United States.
You can force them to give the source or sour in jail until they do. They can’t be arrested for publishing the info though.
That is true.