The Espionage Act, passed more than a century ago, has long been used by the government to prosecute whistleblowers for disclosing information to the press. Recently, there has been an uptick in these prosecutions under the Obama and Trump administrations, which have charged more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined. Below, you can study and compare all of the press-related prosecutions under the Espionage Act to date.
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