Saturday, July 8, 2017
Report: National Security Leakers Now Paranoid About Being Caught Leaking
National security officials across the government are becoming increasingly paranoid about a crackdown on leaking, according to a report by Politico.
The anonymous officials said they are seeing “new restrictions” on their access to sensitive information, “fueling fears in the intelligence and security community that the Trump administration has stepped up a stealthy operation to smoke out leakers.”
A “half dozen officials across the national security community” told Politico they are concerned that the administration is:
— “carefully tracking what they’re doing and who they’re talking to — then plotting to use them as a scapegoat or accuse them of leaks”;
— “tracking what they printed, to keep tabs on what information they were accessing” (National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner was caught printing out a classified report and sending it to The Intercept);
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