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How does the rule of law even enter here? We are not talking about the exercise of state power and I at least am not giving advice to US prosecutors.

What I don't see is why I should be outraged about any of this. If a leaker carries out the politically embarrassing office mail, the information is of public interest and it gets published in major newspapers I would have no objection at all. Even if you replace the first step with Vladimir Putin in a hoodie, there is little material change in the outcome. And US political culture already was considering journalism, as in publishing what the powerful don't want published, to be close to treason. Jumping on the McCarthy express doesn't seem helpful.

by generic on Thu Dec 28th, 2017 at 12:24:15 AM EST
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