Should NSA Whistleblower Be Prosecuted?
By Kim Zetter EmailDecember 15, 2008 | 9:43:42 PMCategories: Cover-Ups, NSA
Opinions are divided on whether Thomas Tamm, the original source for The New York Times 2005 story on the NSA's warrantless wiretapping, should be prosecuted for revealing classified information. Tamm is a former justice department prosecutor.
Some bloggers think Tamm is a patriot. They are encouraging readers to contribute to his defense fund. A blogger at Empty Wheel writes:
Irrespective of his precise personal motivations, Tom Tamm has done the Constitution, the Fourth Amendment, the rule of law and all of us a favor by exposing the rank lawlessness of the elected leaders of this country. If you see fit, send him a few bucks to lighten the load he has taken on.
I don't know about you, but if the wingnuts can pony up hundreds of thousands for the traitor Scooter Libby, I am sure as heck going to ante up a little to thank Tom Tamm for doing the right thing.