Leakers and Journalists Are Destroying Our Republic
Leakers and journalists are tied together like drug dealers and junkies.
Unfair analogy? Maybe a bit, but people who live "respectable middle-class lives" can be just as dangerous, more dangerous, ultimately, than the murderous El Chapos of the world and that's pretty bad. Only the other day some U.S. intel people or person leaked to the New York Times about the Manchester terrorist, causing news to be reported that could have instigated more Islamist child murders.
We have an epidemic of leaking in our society unlike anything I have seen in my lifetime. It's approaching Plague level -- but with no vaccine in sight.
The latest, at this typing, is that Jared Kushner is under investigation by the FBI. Here's the headline at CNN of an article signed by no less than four authors (it takes a village) --Evan Perez, Pamela Brown, Shimon Prokupecz and Gloria Borger: "FBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner role."
Who leaked that and what did they tell them about the president's son-in-law? Has Jared been selling us out to Putin? It certainly sounds that way.
Well, not really. Look no further than the second and third paragraph and you discover:
Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include: the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to US officials [ i. e. leakers] briefed on the probe.
There is no indication Kushner is currently a target of the probe and there are no allegations he committed any wrongdoing. [bolds mine]