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Leakers Should Push For Anti-Liebermann Laws

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Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) appeared on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss recent leaks from the Obama admin; and according to TPM, called for a new law that could be used to go after individuals who leak national security information. He specifically suggested that the law be setup to criminalize government officials who leak to the media. "I think we need to change the law that's applied here," Lieberman stated. "The last person to be convicted of a crime for leaking to the media was more than 25 years ago. We're still using a 1917 Espionage Act that requires some showing of intent and knowledge that the leak would harm the security of the United." He further confirmed his support for lowering the standard for prosecuting and convicting someone for leaking, "If you disclose without authority classified information, you've committed a crime." What about Valerie Plame, CIA?

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