Quisling Search Alert. I hope they are squirming at the New Duranty Times, which has begun to cross the line from ignoring the global jihad (a la Walter “What Ukrainian Famine?” Duranty) to abetting it. From AP, with thanks to Richard:
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has opened another investigation into leaks of classified information, this time to determine who divulged the existence of President Bush’s secret domestic spying program.
The inquiry focuses on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials said.
The newspaper recently revealed the existence of the program in a front-page story that also acknowledged that the news had been withheld from publication for a year, partly at the request of the administration and partly because the newspaper wanted more time to confirm various aspects of the program.
White House spokesman Trent Duffy said Justice undertook the action on its own, and Bush was informed of it Friday.
“The leaking of classified information is a serious issue. The fact is that al-Qaida’s playbook is not printed on Page One and when America’s is, it has serious ramifications,” Duffy told reporters in Crawford, Texas, where Bush was spending the holidays.
Catherine Mathis, a spokeswoman for the Times, declined to comment.