Chris Binkowski
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"We're a nation of laws!!"

But Americans pretty much scoff at silly, restrictive laws anyways. Prohibition? Anyone? Anyone?


And now: wait for it!

"But what about sensitive information that could be released to the public?"

Don't you DARE play THAT card in light of hillary's improprieties!
 
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Don't look at leaked classified docs if you need a security clearance.
 
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Christopher Seguin
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jmilum wrote:
Don't look at leaked classified docs if you need a security clearance.


That's sort of what Drew is saying.

Either EVERYONE gets to see the leaked materials, or NO ONE can see them.

But for some in the media to claim that only they get to see them smacks of "we know better" - which they usually don't.
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Whilst being within "S2" of the Army, then 'moi' "vetted" anybody for their particular "security clearance(s)" so, THAT placed myself OVERSEER in them regards.
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Drew1365 wrote:
The media thinks that, like the Democrats for whom they cover, they too are above the law.

Remember this incident of media law-breaking:


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In a nearly forgotten controversy David Gregory, then host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” appeared on TV waving a 30-round ammunition magazine from the network’s District of Columbia studio.

Gregory was aggressively interviewing the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre in December 2012, asking if it might be a good idea to ban the high-capacity magazines.

His prop, ironically, violated a District of Columbia law making it illegal to possess an ammunition magazine - even an empty one - that holds more than 10 bullets.

Gregory was never arrested or charged with the crime, which carries up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, but an affidavit released Friday shows that’s exactly what local police recommended.

Wayne Gerrish, a Washington Metropolitan Police Department detective, wrote in the affidavit the snafu was no accident, and requested an arrest warrant.

NBC staff contacted police before the episode aired to share their plans and ask about the legality of showing the magazine, the affidavit says. Two emailed responses explained doing so would violate the law. One of the emails suggested using a photo instead.

Many gun rights advocates were giddy to learn Gregory had violated the District's gun laws. Though some salivated at the prospect of a suspected gun control sympathizer heading to jail for violating gun control laws, others said he should not be prosecuted.

In January 2013 the District’s attorney general, Irvin Nathan, decided not to bring charges against Gregory, despite what he called “the gravity of the illegal conduct in this matter.” At the time city officials would not say if detectives had endorsed bringing charges.



Poor Drewber... just picking up scraps of used toilet paper and try to assemble a respectable suit of clothing from them.

Is this what the next EIGHT years is going to be like for you?

PS... Where in the grieving process are you at with Trump's L?

 
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Cuomo is typical of today's lightweights passing themselves off as journalists. People should understand that instead of what Cuomo said (relying on a highly technical reading of the law) that journalists have exactly the same rights as individual citizens, no more, no less. If someone leaks classified documents or government e-mails, the citizens have just as much right to read them as journalists -- or what passes for journalists these days. The Pentagon Papers pretty well reinforced all of that.

Unfortunately for the Clinton haters, what is coming out right now is merely inner circle communications between people discussing options, politics, etc. Not exactly a smoking gun. But Cuomo is dead wrong, and if they fire Billy Bush for whatever reason at NBC, they should fire Cuomo.
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