Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Criminality and Cowardice of Leakers of Classified Information

Leaking classified information has become the new norm, and the leakers are providing a feeding frenzy for the media. These leakers are not patriots, but criminals, and their actions have already alienated key allies and caused distress in the Trump White House and in the intelligence agencies.

The leakers' goal is to undermine the duly elected leader of the country and his agenda, even at the high price of committing a criminal act. The Department of Justice has already initiated steps to cut off the illicit information channels but it might be difficult to find and punish those responsible. These leakers are not heroes but cowards, cowards willing to put our security at risk to score a point for their own agendas on the front pages of The New York Times and Washington Post.  Their actions border on Treason, and should be dealt with swiftly and with Extreme Prejudice, and the full extent of the law.