Originally Posted by alnorth
It looks like the US Justice Department is going to be completely vindicated on this one. They were investigating a serious leak of highly classified information which put someone in danger and caused us to lose the services of a spy that we had inside AQAP. After hundreds of interviews, they could not find the leak, so the only thing left to do was find out who called the AP.
Some of the hypocrites in congress who are now yelling about this had even written a letter to the Justice Department demanding that they get to the bottom of who leaked this classified info, and now they are surprised at the investigation?
Couldn't they have accomplished the same thing by getting the phone records of all the people inside government that could have leaked that info? Or by coming down hard on the specific reporters who wrote the story to give up their sources? I don't think you've established vindication with your theory, complete or otherwise.