Proposed Shield Law Raises Too High a Hurdle (Sen. Kit Bond)

As Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I have concerns with proposed federal “shield laws

Next, Congress should be acting to make it easier to catch those who knowingly leak classified information, not make it more difficult.  The legislation creates a scenario where the government would be forced to disclose information potentially more damaging and sensitive then the original leak.

The Director of National Intelligence’s office, also opposes the bill.  In letters to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Director of National Intelligence’s office said the bill imposes an “extraordinary