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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:15 PM
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WH Trains Efforts on Media Leaks-Sources, Reporters Could be Prosecuted
White House Trains Efforts on Media Leaks
Sources, Reporters Could Be Prosecuted

By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 5, 2006; Page A01

The Bush administration, seeking to limit leaks of classified information, has launched initiatives targeting journalists and their possible government sources. The efforts include several FBI probes, a polygraph investigation inside the CIA and a warning from the Justice Department that reporters could be prosecuted under espionage laws.

In recent weeks, dozens of employees at the CIA, the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies have been interviewed by agents from the FBI's Washington field office, who are investigating possible leaks that led to reports about secret CIA prisons and the NSA's warrantless domestic surveillance program, according to law enforcement and intelligence officials familiar with the two cases.

Numerous employees at the CIA, FBI, Justice Department and other agencies also have received letters from Justice prohibiting them from discussing even unclassified issues related to the NSA program, according to sources familiar with the notices. Some GOP lawmakers are also considering whether to approve tougher penalties for leaking.

In a little-noticed case in California, FBI agents from Los Angeles have already contacted reporters at the Sacramento Bee about stories published in July that were based on sealed court documents related to a terrorism case in Lodi, according to the newspaper.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:22 PM
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1. Also in GD Politics
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I'm waiting for them to threaten to bring espionage charges against those who leak the name of a CIA undercover agent.

< Holding my breath >
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:49 PM
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2. The rotten bastards have reclassified and banned the public's right
to so many documents that EVERYTHING falls under this category.

Criminals, killers, thugs, liars, thieves, and and a drooling idiot SOB who throws like and adolescent girl for a pResident. Who whould have ever thought that any administration could make Nixon and his thugs look good? Oh wait, most of these bastards are Nixon's thugs, or Reagan's (another senile heartless bastard), aren't they?
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