Late on Thursday night, Jun 7th 2018. The DOJ via the FBI had indicted and arrested the former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee (James Wolfe), for leaking classified information from the United States Senate, to reporters.
They also announced that they obtained phone, email and encrypted text records from New York Times reporter Ali Watkins, that appear to show her connection to Wolfe, even though she denies using him as a source.
Everyone is in an uproar about the seizure of the reporters records, saying it is against the 1st amendment rights of the reporter.
Lets be clear. The media in the United States of America have been hiding behind the 1st amendment, saying they receive the information they are reporting on from “Anonymous Sources”. This is BAD! When high level government bureaucrats release information to reporters, they are breaking the law! Why do we say that the one receiving the information is NOT?
The Spirt of the 1st amendment is being tromped on when this is happening! Conversations of our President conversing with other country leaders being leaked! Has occurred. This is madness!
The reporter should have the decency to report the leak to officials, but no, they want the story more than the justice. They believe they are working with a “Whistle Blower” and not a leaker. What is the difference you ask? A whistle blower is reporting travesties from within the place they work to a wrong doing. Their name is released to the public after conviction, and they are protected. A leaker, hides in the shadows and reports on items he or she do not agree with until they are caught. And in this case, a 55+ year old man is feeding a 25+ year old woman reporter information? Having a affair with?
I believe the Government was justified in this seizure. Since it involved her receiving classified information for a relationship/affair. It is in the name of “National Security” that hiding behind the 1st amendment cannot be allowed.
This arrest and the seizure of the reporters records will send shockwaves throughout Washington and cause others who are leaking to take notice!
Here is a clip from Tucker Carlson on Fox News on this issue. Be sure to click on the speaker in the lower right corner to unmute the audio.
Tucker: Media misses the big deal about leaker arrestTucker: When the government spies on American citizens, it's always a big deal, whether those citizens are New York Times reporters or Trump campaign staffers. Doesn't matter. There had better be a very good reason for it. The media, of course, don't recognize this. #Tucker
Posted by USA News Update on Saturday, June 9, 2018