AG States Prosecution of Journalists for Leaks is Legal

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 21, 2006

ABC News This Week, May 21, 2006: “Gonzales also defended the NSA wiretapping program, insisting the Justice Department has not been reviewing the “content” in journalists’ phone records without a court order. The attorney general reiterated that the rights of a free press cannot trump national security but added, “I understand very much the role the press plays in our society.” “…When asked whether journalists should be prosecuted for publishing classified material, Gonzales answered, “It depends on the circumstances…We have an obligation to make sure the people are protected.”"

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