Talking to Reporters Is Not A Crime: new leak investigation threatens press freedom in US
At the The Freedom of the Press Foundation blog, Trevor Timm digs deeper
into disturbing news (covered here
in Saturday’s Washington Post
) of an FBI investigation of a large number of government officials suspected of leaking classified information to the press, which "engulfs an unknown group of reporters," along the way. Trevor writes, "The investigation includes data-mining officials’ personal and professional communications to find any contact with journalists. Just to be clear: It seems officials are being targeted for just talking to the press."