Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

Alleged Leaker Leaks his Subpoena?

Posted by Mark on July 29, 2006

For your consideration, I present Mr. Russell D. Tice, former defense systems specialist in the NSA, now “doing housing construction work.” Mr. Tice leaked his subpoena compelling testimony to this reliable source:

…the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, which posted it on its Web site at http://www.nswbc.org. The group was formed last year by Sibel Edmonds, a former F.B.I. translator who lost a court fight challenging her 2002 dismissal after the government invoked the state-secrets privilege, a legal doctrine it is also using to try to block lawsuits involving the security agency’s domestic surveillance program.

Now, correct me if I’m wrong. When you are given security clearance, you promise not to reveal classified infromation, period. It doesn’t matter if, in your opinion, it shouldn’t be classified. You promise, under penalty of law, not to leak it. Not to your wife, not to the dog, not to The New York Times, even anonymously. Sigh.

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