Chairman of U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee calls for prosecution of The New York Times...
Divulging national secrets is a federal crime. So is acquiring and publishing those national secrets. None of the colluding perpetrators of the crimes involved in this divulging and publishing of highly-classified government intelligence information about the electronic tracking of terrorist financing are above the law.
A federal criminal investigation should immediately commence to find the source of the illegal leak. And all involved in this crime---including other MSM newspapers that also published the top-secret information and endangered national security---must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Read more in excerpts below and at Breitbart.
"The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee urged the Bush Administration... to seek criminal charges against newspapers that reported on a secret financial-monitoring program used to trace terrorists.
Rep. Peter King cited The New York Times in particular for publishing a story last week that the Treasury Department was working with the CIA to examine messages within a massive international database of money-transfer records.
King, R-N.Y., said he would write Attorney General Alberto Gonzales urging that the nation's chief law enforcer "begin an investigation and prosecution of The New York Times, the reporters, the editors and the publisher." "We're at war, and for the Times to release information about secret operations and methods is treasonous..."