Boston, your analysis is very flawed. While the acts contain specificity, they also contain catch alls such as “any information”.
They also clearly indicate that a person should simply know that such a release of information could be dangerous to US interests.
Considering the right wing cheerleaders like to point out “THIS IS A TIME OF WAR”, you’d think that outing intelligence assets which may damage US efforts, during a time of war, would have republicans clamoring TREASON if such an event did occur.
If such an event were to be proven to have occurred, a lot of cheerleaders would either have to change their tune or be actively supportive of what would arguably be treason, just because they are in support of the administration doing it. Wow.
It makes no difference how many learned partisans attempt to convince themselves that certain laws can’t be applied in this case, because all of that is a mere distraction. Perhaps it is merely an attempt to pre-arm the public followers with talking points in the event that indictments do occur?
Who knows? However, leaked events would indeed point to inappropriate behavior within the administration. I know I know, I hear cries of PROVE IT already. First, we’ll see in a week or so if there is enough evidence to make it appropriate for the parties in question to go out and try to PROVE IT.
Things like the FEMA fuckup, cherry picking of information, starting a war without any idea how to handle the aftermath, using fear to gather public support and having key republican officials indicted is huge. Stick your cheerleading heads in the sand all you like, maybe you’ll find oil?[/quote]