Senate Asks for Leak Damage Assessment

Today, Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote to Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, asking him to investigate and report on the damage done by the media’s “unauthorized disclosure of some of our most sensitive intelligence programs.” Roberts authorizes a broad inquiry, but directs Negroponte to report particularly on leaks regarding the Terrorist Surveillance Program and the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program. Click the image below to read the letter in its entirety:


So far, we haven’t seen any evidence that Negroponte is enthusiastic about going after leakers. This will be, I guess, the acid test.

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