Thursday, April 15, 2010

Indictment for Leaking

The WaPo is reporting (ht Hot Air) that a Bush-era NSA official has been indicted on 10 counts of passing state secrets to a reporter:
The indictment alleges that Drake exchanged hundreds of e-mails with an unidentified reporter for a national newspaper and served as a source for its articles about Bush administration intelligence policies between February 2006 and November 2007, U.S. officials said.
The Thomas Tamm story is old. The Risen TSP story actually broke in 2005 so by divulging later years it seems they were trying to telegraph the topic as something other than the main leak case. The New York Times has the story--the AP story. Guess they are too busy reviewing their archives to write their own version yet.

As Cap'n Ed says, this appears to be a good thing from the Obama people, pursuing justice and guarding state secrets and such. One could presume they got their security briefings, said OMG, then decided to take up where Bushitler left off. But based on reality it's just as likely there's something positive in this politically for the administration. Developing, as they say.

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