A review of Ralph Engelman and Carey Shenkman, “A Century of Repression: The Espionage Act and Freedom of the Press” (University of Illinois Press, 2022).
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As president, Trump used the Espionage Act aggressively to prosecute leaks of information to the media. Now, Trump may be caught up in the act himself.
On Wednesday morning, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge T.S. Ellis III presided over opening arguments in the espionage trial of former U.S. intelligence officer Kevin Mallory. Last summer, a grand jury returned an indictment against Mallory for turning over classified information to aid a foreign power in violation of the Espionage Act and lying to the FBI about it.