Executive Order No. 12958

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Criminal laws aside, Executive Order No. 12958 would require that the White House, independent of any criminal investigation, take affirmative action to determine if there was a leak, and punish the leaker accordingly.  Under the executive order, “officers and employees of the United States Government . . . shall be subject to appropriate sanctions if they knowingly, willingly, or negligently . . . disclose to unauthorized persons information properly classified.”

You can read the full tesxt of Executive Order No. 12958 here.

The investigation would be conducted by an internal “Information Security Oversight Office”.

Does anyone know if this is happening?