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Rockefeller did you "teller?"- VII

Following up on the previous installment, this story from the WAPO tells you what I told you in this post, that the kid gloves are off as far as the administration is concerned.

"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."

This is where I know what is going to happen and why the focus is mainly in the Senate. People are giving people up. In police work, that's what happens when you put the "screws" to 'em. Loyalty only goes so far and when you're faced with charges of espionage (because you weren't entitled to the information you devulged), or treason (you intended to harm national interests EVEN IF you thought you were doing the right thing - which is Rocky's and Durbin's developing defenses), you will give up your buds to save your hide.

Which is why the folks at the DOJ are making it clear from the outset:

"The Justice Department said "there plainly is no exemption" for the media under the Espionage Act, but added, "a prosecution under the espionage laws of an actual member of the press for publishing classified information leaked to it by a government source would raise legitimate and serious issues and would not be undertaken lightly, indeed, the fact that there has never been such a prosecution speaks for itself."

Yet according to sources, the DOJ has already "fleshed out the repercussions" and is even now preparing cases against key players in the leaks - the first of which will involve the CIA prison leak and the NSA leak - who have one and the same culprit. Others are being implicated - thus the wide net. Some of who are in Government, others in the MSM. The prevailing opinion is that that Chapter 18 U.S.C. section 798) of the Espionage Act is in play.

Like I said, "No more Mr. Nice guy". It's going to get real interesting I assure you.


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