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Thomas Drake innocent of all ten original charges

decora (1710862) writes | more than 3 years ago

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decora writes "NPR, and dozens of other media sources, are reporting that NSA IT Whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake is innocent of all 10 original charges against him; including the 5 Espionage Act charges for 'retention' of 'national defense information'. Drake stared down the government to the last minute, rejecting deal after deal, because he "refused to plea bargain with the truth". The judge had even recently ruled that there was no evidence that Drake passed classified information to a reporter. In the end, he has agreed that he committed a misdemeanor: "unauthorized access to a computer". It is unknown what this means for the other non-spy Espionage cases that Obama's DOJ currently has pending (Kim, Sterling, Manning), or the Grand Jury that is currently meeting to discuss Espionage Act charges related to Wikileaks. "
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Dear slashdot, could you relink to politico? (2)

decora (1710862) | more than 3 years ago | (#36395514)

Politico has a better story than NPR (they have been following the case for over a year) -

Gerstein just released it on their website. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56665.html [politico.com]

Thank you so much for your support of posting these Drake articles recently.

Embarrassing the People in Power (1)

schwit1 (797399) | more than 3 years ago | (#36395724)

If you shine a light on government waste, incompetence and malfeasance be prepared for the government to use its unlimited checkbook and unaccountable law enforcement types to make your life a living hell.

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