The Trump administration is using the Justice Department to "regulate" the uncontrollable leaks that are pouring out of the Trump administration. It is worth watching this case to see what a jury does, what the court does, and the legal ramifications arising from the case.
WASHINGTON — An intelligence contractor was charged with sending a classified report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to the news media, the Justice Department announced Monday, the first criminal leak case under President Trump.
The case showed the department’s willingness to crack down on leaks, as Mr. Trump has called for in complaining that they are undermining his administration. His grievances have contributed to a sometimes tense relationship with the intelligence agencies he now oversees. The New York Times