Freedom of the Press Foundation's Trevor Timm tells Boing Boing,
Two stories this week make it perfectly clear that the Obama admin
thinks it's okay to leak highly sensitive secrets to newspapers for
One involves the contents of Hillary's still-secret emails, but the
other is far more interesting: US officials leaked the fact that Israel
spied on Iran-US nuclear negotiations to the Wall Street Journal. But
more importantly, they also leaked HOW they knew this: because the US
spied on Israeli officials too. This is exactly the type of "sources and
methods" the national security establishment rakes Edward Snowden over the coals for
– including just this week in a WSJ editorial! – but there's not a peep
when it's done to further US interests, despite being just as illegal.
Trevor wrote about this for the Guardian today in an op-ed: "It's OK to leak government secrets – as long as it benefits politicians."