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Four People Charged By DOJ In Leak Crackdown

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posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 05:57 PM
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Breaking reports that The DOJ has charged four people in the
latest leak crackdown. So far, these reports are coming in from
UK newspapers.



The White House has cracked down on a series of embarrassing leaks in recent weeks, with the US Attorney General announcing that four people had been charged following an investigation.


Weekly Standard



Four people have been charged over leaks as the Trump administration launches a crackdown on embarrassing disclosures, the US attorney general has said. Jeff Sessions said the administration has tripled the number of active leak investigations since the beginning of 2017. He said the suspects were accused of divulging classified material or concealed contacts with foreign intelligence officers.

www.thenational.ae...

Also The Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk...

No names as of yet, that I can find....will post them if and when names are released.

Any one have names?

Looks pretty serious, leaking classified information
to foreign intelligence...


edit on 4-8-2017 by burntheships because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

Faith in government +400
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posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:03 PM
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It is about time. I also saw the AG is reviewing subpoena policy regarding journalists.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: burntheships


Reality Leigh Winner, a contractor who drew headlines in June when prosecutors accused her of leaking classified information she had access to in her job. While Winner’s case involves a leak to the media, the other three that Sessions referenced involve alleged mishandling of secret information. The other defendants are Candace Marie Claiborne, a State Department employee from Virginia; Kevin Patrick Mallory, a contractor from Virginia; and Harold Thomas Martin III, a contractor from Maryland.


From here
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posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: burntheships

Faith in government +400




Faith in US MSM Media - 401

Since they are not reporting on it ...



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

I think changes are in order.

Obama prosecuted more leakers than anyone.

But the press hardly even made a peep.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: oletimer

Thanks!
Appreciate the link...

I guess for now not many new names.

Tons of leaks though...hmmmm



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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When a criminal charge is placed against a journalist for relaying classified/sensitive/privileged information to the public, it will be a GREAT DAY!



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:23 PM
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I believe the maximum jail time is 10 years - according to 18 U.S. Code § 798
I hope to see all 4 get the maximum and more to follow.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

It is a tough call, but in light of the lack
of ethics most news outlets are displaying,
sad...but something must be done.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

I can't wait to see the transcripts of these trials.... hoo boy.

All the closet statists say "Go Government, Go Sessions" (of course, the same folks were throwing him under the bus a few days ago.)

You really can't make this stuff up.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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I'm getting "unsubstantiated" inside info about how many Leakers are being "looked at".

The number is staggering.

More than 100 and some are in government positions.

Get the guillotines on "order" with plenty of operators.



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posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:31 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: burntheships

You really can't make this stuff up.


I think you demonstrate daily, that you really can make stuff up.
Don't undersell yourself.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:31 PM
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"Some sources say"....

The fiction just rolls on and on.




posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:33 PM
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originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: carewemust

It is a tough call, but in light of the lack
of ethics most news outlets are displaying,
sad...but something must be done.




All you have to do is make an example of NYTimes (leaked CIA operative in July) and the Washington Compost (leaked the President's conversations with Mexico and Australia.)



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
"Some sources say"....

The fiction just rolls on and on.



Nowadays, 90% of what's reported is from ghost sources.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

Not even the tip of the iceberg and no cause for celebration. I'll be satisfied when it's the highest level.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 07:03 PM
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(leaked the President's conversations with Mexico and Australia.)

Did they leak high security information? Any state military secrets? I didn't hear of it, just the stupid stuff Trump said in a phone call to Mexico.

I want to hear what an elected official says to other nations. He is not a king, he is our choice to be our president and hence we have every right to know about what is going on, other than information that would jeapordize national security.

Trump on the other hand seems to believe in an imperial presidency where he gets to rule and say what ever he wants in secret.

So I say go go leakers. If you hear or see stupid stuff by the elected representatives let everybody know.
These leakers who leak examples of Trumps ineptitude are not the enemy, they are Americans who can see close up what an nincompoop Trump is.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

I don't really describe myself as an anti-freedom authoritarian leftist.

But I like the leaks.

I've enjoyed the hell out of the peek behind the curtain.


I'm not really against these leaks.

*shrugs*



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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Shhh. Let's be sure the public doesn't know I'm not doing what I told them.




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