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FBI Investigation into Leaks & the Threat to Press Freedom (VIDEO)

Over the weekend, I covered a Washington Post story reporting FBI investigators have been extensively analyzing the email accounts and phone records of current and former government officials “in a search for links to journalists.” I went on RT America yesterday to talk about the investigation into leaks and the threat it poses to press freedom.

Asked what could be the result of the investigations, I decided not to speculate whether anyone will be prosecuted or put on trial anytime soon. What I highlighted was the reality that this is a fishing expedition where the FBI is going after anyone, whether they have a warrant or probable cause, and requesting to pry into the communications of government employees that may have been responsible for leaks around cyber warfare against Iran or a CIA underwear bomb plot sting operation.

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Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure."