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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Deep State Leaks Aim to Undermine Trump
by Stephen Lendman
Disclosing national security or other classified information is a federal offense, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.
Deep state leaks to media aim to influence government policies. They sought to undermine Richard Nixon, forcing his resignation to avoid impeachment and removal from office.
He requested Justice Department and FBI help to investigate, uncover, and prosecute leakers. Nothing happened. A torrent continued. The so-called administration Plumbers Unit couldn't plug them.
Bush/Cheney went after whistleblowers and leakers their own way, Obama most aggressively of all, more than all his predecessors combined.
Almost daily leaks target Trump, a campaign to undermine and force him from office – a not-so-subtle coup attempt, driven by media scoundrels, creating hysteria, criticizing him for the wrong reasons, not the right ones, making stuff up, using diabolical deep st
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