Leaks: Truth is the Main Issue, not Legality
While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
What is striking about this (and all past rantings about leaks) is that there is rarely a claim that the leaked information is untrue.
I am not a lawyer nor am I am an expert on leaks. Still, I do know that some leaks can be illegal while others may be legal. Some exist in a gray area. And, certainly, a given leak may be legal, but unethical. However, the bottom line when it comes to information is that it is either true, or untrue, regardless of how the information was disseminated.
BTW, quite frankly, Trump’s definition of “FAKE NEWS” is not news that is untrue or fabricated. It is news he doesn’t like.
(The pardon issue is a whoooole other issue…).