Congress considers prosecutions of reporters over leaked information

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In response to New York Times stories that relied on leaks of sensitive national-security information, a House of Representatives panel on Wednesday discussed legislation that could allow journalists to be prosecuted for disclosing such information. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., also urged criminal prosecutions of reporters. 'Why not send a subpoena to the reporter?' Gowdy said. 'Put them in front of a grand jury. You either answer a question or you're going to be held in contempt and go to jail, which is what I thought all reporters aspire to anyway.'

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