This is criminal and traitorous, welcome to the new politics as usual. Meanwhile, some GS-9 in some obscure government office losses his/her career for leaving an over-classified secret document on their desk overnight concerning the economic forecast for East-Bum Provolone. Go figure.
For US Inquiries on Leaks, a Difficult Road to Prosecution by Charlie Savage of The New York Times.
Anger over leaks of government secrets and calls for prosecution have once again engulfed the nation’s capital. Under bipartisan pressure for a crackdown, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday announced the appointment of two top prosecutors to lead investigations into recent disclosures.
But the prospects for those efforts are murky. Historically, the vast majority of leak-related investigations have turned up nothing conclusive, and several that have been prosecuted - six already under the Obama administration, and just three more under all previous presidents - collapsed…