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  •  No to both. Government officials have wide (1+ / 0-)
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    latitude to what information they consider sensitive. If it can be proven that they deliberately classified certain information b/c it was damaging to them or for a similar reason, it may be considered a crime. However, if they simply broadly classified a lot of information that's not criminal.

    Revealing classified information is a crime even if it doesn't involve espionage.

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