NSA case unlikely to deter Obama’s take on leakers (AP) – 1973th Edition

12 06 2011

Former senior executive with the National Security Agency Thomas Drake leaves the US Courthouse in Baltimore on Friday, June 10, 2011 with one of his attorneys, Jesslyn Radack, director of National Security and Human Rights with the Government Accountablity Project. A federal judge dismissed Espionage Act charges against Drake, accused of leaking classified documents. Drake pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge and the government dropped 10 felony counts against him. (AP Photo/Timothy Jacobsen)AP – Criminal defendants of all stripes in national security cases, including Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North in the Iran-Contra affair and al-Qaida terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, have long sought to work government secrets into their defense.

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