Posted by Rodney G. Graves on 17 December, 2008 at 6:00 am. 74 comments already!


That’s my answer to Wired’s question:

Should NSA Whistleblower Be Prosecuted?
By Kim Zetter
December 15, 2008 | 9:43:42 PM

Opinions are divided on whether Thomas Tamm, the original source for The New York Times 2005 story on the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping, should be prosecuted for revealing classified information. Tamm is a former justice department prosecutor.

Seems like a rather clear situation to this former holder of a high level security clearance. The laws on the matter are explained on a regular basis to all who carry such clearances, as are the penalties for compromising such information.

I say charge him with every pertinent and lesser included charge and try him in the FIS court before a jury of his peers: persons currently carrying clearances of the level he held.

Hat Tip: Glenn Reynolds

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