Outcome Based Leaking

Craig Henry notes that Chuck Colson and Mark Felt had decidedly different outcomes when leaking classified FBI documents to the press.

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  1. Barry says:

    Hmmm. One guy leaks classified files to trash an opponent of the government (under direct/indirect orders by Nixon). Another leaks them to deal with illegal activities at the highest level of the government (including his boss, that guys’s boss, and *that* guy’s boss).

    Nah, no difference whatsoever (snark).