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. https://cpj.org/blog/2019/03/leak-prosecutions-trump-national-security-beat.php
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LEAK PROSECUTIONS UNDER TRUMP CHILL NATIONAL SECURITY BEAT
When President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, was asked at his confirmation hearing in January whether he would ever consider jailing a journalist, Barr paused for about eight seconds, then said he could "conceive of a situation" where a journalist is jailed as a "last resort." Such equivocation was troubling to press freedom advocates. And it was alarming given the Trump administration's emerging record of prosecuting those who allegedly leak information to the press. Trump's White House is building on a troubling precedent set by Barack Obama. The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker has documented six prosecutions of people in relation to their communication with the press since Trump assumed office: a faster pace when compared with the 10 prosecutions the Obama administration pursued over eight years. AVI ASHER-SCHAPIRO READ MORE