Alberto Gonzales considering prosecuting journalists
It's just a policy judgment after all.
The administration wants to put as much fear into as many journalists and their sources as they can so they won't be able to do "their jobs." With this statement by Alberto " It's unclear how my grandparents came from" Gonzales, I doubt they will feel any better, On "This Week," Gonzales was asked by George this:
George: "Do you believe journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information?"
Alberto: "There are some statutes on the books which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility. That's a policy judgement by the Congress in passing that kind of legislation. We have an obligation to enforce those laws. We have an obligation to ensure that our national security is protected."
As reader Lynne says: "Ah, yes -- enough creative analysis of the US Code will yield just about anything you want."
Watch those phones. Remember, what happens when a blogger breaks a story?
AP: "The nation's top law enforcer also said the government will not hesitate to track telephone calls made by reporters as part of a criminal leak investigation, but officials would not do so routinely and randomly....read on