Thursday, June 1, 2017
Leakers Should Go To Jail
POLL: MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SAY MEDIA LEAKS ARE ACT OF TREASON
A new poll from Rasmussen Reports found 53% of likely US voters believe the leaking of classified information to the media is an act of treason
A new poll from Rasmussen Reports found 53% of likely US voters believe the leaking of classified information to the media is an act of treason.
30% disagreed and 18% were undecided.
“[W]hile 73% of Republicans consider the leaking of classified information which plagues the Trump administration as treasonous, only half as many Democrats (36%) feel that way now. Voters not affiliated with either major party agree by a 50% to 27% margin that the leaks are an act of treason,” Rasmussen Reports said.
[A Washington source told me] [t]he Justice Department has gotten a warrant from the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — also known as the FISA court — to conduct electronic surveillance on a group of journalists who’ve been the recipient of leaked information, the source said.
The journalists are not the target … Instead, the Trump administration is looking for the leaker.
…Some in the administration are focusing on a retired, high-ranking military officer who held important posts in the intelligence service, according to the source.
The possibly high-ranking leaker was getting some of his information from people inside the White House who were holdovers from the Obama administration, the source said.
Those White House leakers — said to be three people — have either already been fired or will soon be, the source claims.
And these cases, I’m told, have been turned over to the Justice Department for possible prosecution.