Skip to comments.Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Durbin, Rockefeller tied to NSA Leak?)
Posted on 03/07/2006 3:12:39 AM PST by KCRW
Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917.
Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. .....
But it's more likely prosecutors will use the Plame precedent to get journalists to disclose their sources. The NSA leak investigation issaid to be moving rapidly, and to focus on two Democratic senators, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and Dick Durbin of Illinois.
If Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman are convicted, expect journalistic tongues to loosen.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
The focus of the NSA leak investigation focuses on Rockefeller and Durbin?????
Very interesting- even though all of us believe some Senators were involved, this is the first article that I have seen confirming that some Senators may be the source if the NSA leaks.
The original Dec. 16th NYT story expressly stated that the source was several current and current NSA employees. Which doesn't exclude the possibilty that Durbin or Rockefeller sent the NYT in the direction of those NSA sources, or some other variation on that same theme.
I know ya'll have ping lists.
I need to put one together...
It would be wonderful to see two of my least favorite demorats get indicted for leaking NSA operations to the New York Slimes and WaPo. Rocky and Turbin Durbin should have a lot of fun defending themselves on this security breach, and it will be a real eye-opener to the American public as to how these scumbags really operate. Go get 'em!!
Nothing will come of this with respect to the senators. If Rockefeller and Durbin were charged with security breaches, you would see the liberal media go into full-throated howl about a partisan witch-hunt. The Justice Department knows this.
Let me make one correction, for accuracy's sake:
Nothing will come of this
with respect to the senators.
There. Much closer to current American justice.
Rapidly? As in coming to fruition before the election season is in full swing, perhaps? :-) Tell me that wouldn't counter some of the GOP's Abramoff blues.
I had heard Rockefeller's name mentioned several times before, but this is the first time I've seen Dick "U.S. Troops are Nazis" Durbin tied to this investigation. Ahhhh, sweet irony.
Ping to above post
These Senators are not above the law
If they are guilty .. then throw the book at them
I'm amazed at how little interest either of these articles has attracted.
He calls it "The MoveOn Freepers".
This relates to the investigation of leaks pertaining to NSA.
John Gibson had the former deputy-undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin (mentioned in your link) on his show yesterday.
OMG! The Jaybird and the Turbin.
Gotta love this!
Thanks for the ping.
I thought they were already in full throated howl mode. I can't see how it gets any worse.
Do you honestly believe it couldn't get any worse?
The MSM is a dead institution wlaking.
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