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  •  Remember what a leak is. (3+ / 0-)

    It's someone speaking to the press without permission.

    Speaking to the press is vital to democracy.

    Doing it without permission is an HR issue and it's already a scandal to misuse criminal investigation machinery over it.

    Driftnet collection of phone records, from an organization that needs confidential informants to do a job democracies can't live without, is damaging and dangerous.

    Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

    by Dogs are fuzzy on Wed May 15, 2013 at 08:01:04 PM PDT

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    •  Dog, I think you are being disingenious here. (0+ / 0-)

      This is not an ordinary leak.  This is a leak of classified information.  It is a crime - a crime - for any official to release it to the press without authorization.  It is not illegal for the press to report that information, which is why the journalists have not been arrested.  The DOJ was not going after the press; it was going after the person who spoke to the press.  

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