Under Fire, Kelly Overhauls White House Clearance Procedure

Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration “must do better” in how it handles security clearances.

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Experts Say Journalists Could Be Espionage Act’s Next Frontier

In the nearly 100 years since enactment of the 1918 Espionage Act, the government has chosen – out of respect for press freedom – not to prosecute journalists. That harmony skipped a beat last week, however, when the Justice Department announced it would review media-subpoena policies to address the leaky faucet of classified leaks.

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