The Espionage Act is 100 years old today. This civil liberties eviscerating law has left a trail of destruction in its wake that continues to this very day. As I write to you now, Reality Winner is in jail, facing charges under the Espionage Act for allegedly leaking information of public concern to the media.
If the government’s allegations that Winner leaked the documents are true then she is a whistleblower.
On this centennial of one the worst pieces of legislation ever passed, join us in standing up to yet another abuse of it. Reality Winner and all other whistleblower should not be charged with any crime at all, but to be charged under an archaic and constitutionally questionable law designed to punish those who harm national security by aiding foreign adversaries is a travesty.