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View Diary: Whistleblowing (In the Public Interest) vs. Leaking ("AUTHORIZED" Leaks for Political Gain) (26 comments)

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  •  Sure. Certainly. But John McCain is (1+ / 0-)
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    more of a comedian nowadays, than a public servant.

    Maybe Jon Stewart will have him on the show.

    H'mm. I'm not terribly into this, anymore.

    by Knarfc on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 06:46:15 AM PDT

    •  It is not just McCain (5+ / 0-)

      The outrage from the Intelligence Committees is bi-partisan.

      My book, TRAITOR: THE WHISTLEBLOWER & THE "AMERICAN TALIBAN," is Amazon's #1 Best Seller in Human Rights Books for February 2012.

      by Jesselyn Radack on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 06:50:15 AM PDT

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      •  That's good. (1+ / 0-)
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        Perhaps it will be a campaign issue this year. We can hope.

        H'mm. I'm not terribly into this, anymore.

        by Knarfc on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 06:55:11 AM PDT

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      •  Feinstein Statement on the National Security Leaks (5+ / 0-)

        "disclosures of this type endanger American lives and undermine America’s national security"

        June 5, 2012

        Feinstein Statement on National Security Leaks

        Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today released the following statement regarding recent leaks of sensitive national security information:

        “I am deeply disturbed by the continuing leaks of classified information to the media, most recently regarding alleged cyber efforts targeting Iran’s nuclear program.
        Today I sent a classified letter to the president outlining my deep concerns about the release of this information. I made it clear that disclosures of this type endanger American lives and undermine America’s national security.
        I have spoken with Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, about the possibility of a joint hearing to investigate these leaks.

        The Intelligence Committee will soon mark up the FY13 Intelligence Authorization Bill, and it is my intention to include provisions requiring:

        A timely notification of authorized disclosures and the rationale for those disclosures;

        More forceful investigations of unauthorized disclosures;

        Additional authorities and resources for the U.S. government to identify and prosecute those who violate various federal laws and non-disclosure agreements by revealing highly classified information.

        Daniel Ellsberg, “It was always a bad year to get out of Vietnam.”

        by allenjo on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 07:02:16 AM PDT

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