22 octombrie 2019

Bernie Sanders Pledges to End Practice of Prosecuting Whistleblowers Under the Espionage Act

theintercept.com

As president , Bernie Sanders would end the practice of using the controversial Espionage Act to prosecute government whistleblowers, the Vermont senator told The Intercept in an interview on Saturday ahead of a major rally in New York. The century-old law had largely gone out of fashion until it was deployed heavily by the Obama administration, which prosecuted eight people accused of leaking to the media under the Espionage Act, more than all previous presidents combined. President Donald [...]