WHITE HOUSE BLASTED FOR CLASSIFIED INFORMATION LEAKS<quoted text>
So, "GunHugger." Do you think that a State Department official should "leak" classified information? Do you think that the US government does not have the right to investigate such leaks?
Perhaps the US should pass an "Official Secrets Act" like Great Britain has, and which not only applies to government employees, but also applies to the media and others.
Here is the penalty for disclosure of certain US government information: "A fine and a 10-year prison term also await anyone, government employee or not, who publishes, makes available to an unauthorized person, or otherwise uses to the United States’ detriment classified information regarding the codes, cryptography, and communications intelligence utilized by the United States or a foreign government."
(Note that there is a penalty for disclosure of this information, regardless of whether the person is a government employee or not.)
Citizen grand jury accuses administration of using secrets to bolster political standing
Members of a citizen grand jury meeting in Ocala, Fla., have produced a multi-count indictment alleging Barack Obama and Joe Biden failed to protect the secrets of the U.S. and its allies.
The group concluded “loose lips” led to the deaths of dozens of members of the U.S. military and the imprisonment of a Pakistani physician who helped locate Osama bin Laden.
“The information leaked was done so intentionally and wantonly without regard to, or concern for, the national security of the United States and whose only purpose was to bolster and promote Defendant Obama’s and Biden’s political agenda, and harm U.S. national security,” the indictment charges.
The examination of Obama White House activities over recent days was assembled by attorney Larry Klayman, a former Justice Department prosecutor.
The indictment explains it was Biden who last May at a social function in Washington revealed the identity of the military unit that assaulted the Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound where bin Laden was hiding and killed him.