In recent years, the Obama administration has acquired a track record for prosecuting leakers. Jeffery Sterling, of the CIA, is one such leaker. He was convicted of nine felony counts of  unauthorized disclosure of national defense information. The prosecution claimed that the information he disclosed damaged American efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear program and also put lives in danger. This crackdown by the Obama administration makes sense because of the many problems caused by Wikileaks and the people who gave them the information. Hopefully, with the administration being so tough on leakers it will discourage more potential leakers in the future because more leaks like this could unnecessarily endanger lives and U.S. relations with other nations.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/26/politics/cia-officer-sterling-convicted/index.html

Lauren