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Leaking classified information is ‘thievery, not protected speech,’ Justice Department says

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A contractor accused of leaking classified information engaged in “thievery, not protected speech,” and has no First Amendment grounds to challenge his Espionage Act prosecutions, the Justice Department said in an Alexandria federal court filing. Former intelligence analyst Daniel Hale shared National Security Agency details of drone warfare with the website The Intercept, ...