Living Textbook: Leakers Take Big Risks to Get Trump-Russia News to Public

The impact of investigative journalism has been on proud display during the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency, but the administration’s first arrest of an alleged leaker is a cautionary tale.

As Trump downplayed Russia’s influence in his 2016 campaign and tightened press access in new and troubling ways, leaks from government insiders during the first months of the Trump presidency have been vital for journalists and the public. Continue reading Jason Shepard’s guest column in the Orange County Register.

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