Originally Posted by alnorth
There is nothing they could possibly be lying about in this case which would be relevant to the discussion.
We know for a fact that this leak was a threat to national security. We know for a fact that they could not find the leak internally.
Those two facts are pretty much all we need to know to justify what they did here.
And these are facts why? And no - you don't get to break some laws to enforce others ( see the hoops they are suppose to go through to get phone records on just one reporter ).