The media believes that they are above the law. And Chuck’s vocal position on this sure makes it sound like he’s scared. What’s he got to hide?
Excerpted From The Hill: NBC’s “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd said on Friday that he would ignore any subpoena the Department of Justice issues him if the agency pursues media in its investigation of leaks.
“If DoJ media source threat is real (I assume it’s not; just a show presser to please WH) then I look forward to ignoring that subpoena,” Todd wrote to his 1.79 million followers.
Todd’s declaration comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a government-wide crackdown on leakers on Friday. Sessions warned media might be targeted and asked to reveal a source. The investigation will include a review of the DOJ’s policies on subpoenas for media outlets that publish sensitive information.
“We respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect, but it is not unlimited. They cannot place lives at risk with impunity,” Sessions said. “We must balance their role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in our intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law abiding Americans.” Keep reading