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Prosecutors can move forward with leaks case against analyst


Added 12-12-19 02:22:02am EST - “A judge has allowed prosecutors to move forward with their case against a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter, according to court papers unsealed Wednesday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Prosecutors can move forward with leaks case against analyst”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A judge has allowed prosecutors to move forward with their case against a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter, according to court papers unsealed Wednesday.

Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is charged in federal court in Alexandria under the World War I-era Espionage Act. That law makes it a crime to disclose national defense information to those not entitled to receive it.

Prosecutors said Hale provided a reporter with 11 top-secret or secret documents about the government’s use of drones against al-Qaida and other targets.

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Hale sought to have the case dismissed, arguing that the law is being used to suppress freedom of the press.

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