James Risen of The New York Times, James Bamford, author of The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America’s Most Secret Intelligence Organization and Matthew Miller, former spokesman for the Justice Department, discussed the Obama administration’s crusade against leaks of government secrets – and against some of the journalists who report them – at the National Press Club in Washington on May 1, 2012.
I had a chance to ask Bamford and Miller a question about the State Department’s assertion that despite being available online to the entire world, the WikiLeaks documents remain “classified,” and indeed government employees can be prosecuted for referring to them. Here is his reply (it should start around the 56' mark):
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Peter Van Buren is a GAP client and author of the book We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People. This post was originally published on his blog. GAP filed a retaliation complaint with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on Mr. Van Buren’s behalf.
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