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James Risen would prefer not to
Power Line, by Scott Johnson

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 6/29/2014 10:23:13 AM

New York Times reporter James Risen has excellent sources in the intelligence community. If you are a disgruntled intelligence officer or official and want to undermine a program or aid enemies of the United States, Risen is the go-to guy. Risen’s accomplishments in this area have been overshadowed by the emergence of Edward Snowden, but Risen should not be forgotten. We know of two valuable national security programs that Risen (writing with his colleague Eric Lichtblau) and the Times destroyed by their disclosure of them. One involved the NSA’s ability to intercept al-Qaeda related communications of terrorists operating abroad.

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Frequent violation of the espionage laws of the US and undeniable damage to American national security; yet this person and his employer continue to operate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 6/29/2014 10:43:27 AM     (No. 9904255)

I believe that if a reporter (intelligent, and hard working are not descriptions of reporters) gets information their is a good chance the other party already has it. However since reporters are, for the most part, covering for the left I care not a bit about any first amendment arguments. The press by their bias have eliminated the first amendment so should not have the luxury of hiding behind it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 6/29/2014 1:12:07 PM     (No. 9904421)

The main stream media used to love Deep throat sources. Now its a bad thing. Yea right.

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