Eric Holder, attorney general under President Barack Obama, has prosecuted more government officials for alleged leaks under the World War I-era Espionage Act than all his predecessors combined, including law-and-order Republicans John Mitchell, Edwin Meese and John Ashcroft.
The indictments of six individuals under that spy law have drawn criticism from those who say the president’s crackdown chills dissent, curtails a free press and betrays Obama’s initial promise to “usher in a new era of open government.”
- Your CRIMINAL Gov’t: Obama Pursuing Leakers – Sends Warning to Whistle-Blowers (sgtreport.com)
- Obama prosecuting whistle-blowers as spies (wnd.com)
- Obama Prosecutes Whistle Blowers More Than Prior Presidents Combined (dewgeneral.wordpress.com)
- Holder, Obama Pursue Whistle-Blowers Despite Promise of Open Government (newsmax.com)