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Obama's Abuse of the Espionage Act is Modern-Day McCarthyism -
President Obama has been unprecedented in his use of the Espionage Act to prosecute those whose whistleblowing he wants to curtail. Only ten people in American history have been charged with espionage for leaking classified information, seven of them under Barack Obama. Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, declared a war on whistleblowers virtually as soon as they assumed office. The administration and its national security sycophants in both parties in Congress argue that governmental actions exposed by the whistleblower are legal. Lets scrap the Espionage Act altogether and enact new legislation to protect whistleblowers while allowing the government to prosecute traitors and spies. Read complete article ‎- silpol