07/12/2017 (Wed) 19:00:11
Here are the relevant laws regarding the leaking and transmission of classified United States documents. 18 U.S. Code § 798 - Disclosure of classified informationhttps://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/798
(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information—
(1) concerning the nature, preparation, or use of any code, cipher, or cryptographic system of the United States or any foreign government; or
(2) concerning the design, construction, use, maintenance, or repair of any device, apparatus, or appliance used or prepared or planned for use by the United States or any foreign government for cryptographic or communication intelligence purposes
(3) concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government
(4) obtained by the processes of communication intelligence from the communications of any foreign government, knowing the same to have been obtained by such processes—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned
not more than ten years
, or both.18 U.S. Code § 793 - Gathering, transmitting or losing defense informationhttps://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/793(e) Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing
, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense
which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it
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