On Monday Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) grilled FBI Director James Comey about the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
But Gowdy was less concerned with whether or not President Donald Trump was compromised by a foreign power and more concerned with whether or not the government can jail journalists for reporting on it.
“Is there an exception in the law for reporters who want to break a story?” Gowdy asked Comey, referring to United States law that prohibits leaking classified information.
There is, in fact, an exception in the law for journalists who publish classified information, found in the First Amendment, which expressly prohibits any action abridging freedom of the press.
Comey declined to answer Gowdy’s loaded question. Read more (3/20/17 12:17 PM)