That is clear evidence & confession of law breaking on the part of the unnamed Federal official.
If I am a cop/inspector/employee, and I have evidence in an ongoing criminal investigation, I turn that evidence over to the Court, where it goes to the prosecutor and defense lawyers. I don't publish it in a magazine, unless it is a story of corruption by the Law enforcement agency. ( like declaring Hillary is innocent before investigating the multiple crimes that James Comey told us she committed in a public speech )
There is a law covering people revealing corruption and crimes by their bosses. It's called a whistle blower immunity. It's to keep you from arrest and being disappeared. Also to keep you from being fired, but you've lost all hope of a career unless you actually get your bosses put in prison, since no one will trust you after "betraying" them.
the worst part of this whole political weaponization of the legal system, the IRS, FBI, etc. Is there agencies have lost the moral basis for having any power over your lives.
Only by being fair in prosecution and treatment, are they any different from hired thugs. ( my definition of fair is English common law, not snowflake wish fulfillment deconstruct of reality )
If the cops don't use the courts, but act as vigilantes, they aren't acting as agents of the Court system . See the Dirty Harry sequel, Magnum Force. (More below )
This unnamed official source, like all the deliberate leaks of the Special Prosecutor's staff, are illegal because they are vigilante activity, meant to feed a lynch mob.
Dirty Harry was a cop who deliberately threw away his career, to indulge in vigilante justice when he felt his system failed him & the public. That he was right about that, and the public perception that the Justice System was too much for criminal rights, ignoring the victims, is what made him the hero of the movie. He was wrong, but had no choice, if he was to prevent more murders by the serial killer bad guy. I point out Harry throws his badge on top of the murderer he shoots, knowing his life and career are ruined. He loses as he "wins".
Magnum Force, has a group of police killing criminals, rich, lawyered up, mob boss types, that are very hard to prosecute because of power, wealth, and corruption. ( like Hillary ) There is no real explanation why Harry is still on the force..... Hollywood cop movies don't care about real laws, just drama. Harry acts as the establishment representative in Magnum Force, fighting the cops who have abandoned the System, for good and understandable reasons, but embraced murder of guilty and innocent alike without the limits that give law enforcement the moral standing to use violence. A like minded higher official covering for & recruiting the overzealous cops prevent Harry from going to his own police force to stop it. Hollywood prevents him from going to the FBI, or State police, and he "has to go it alone"..... Movie stuff.
All cop shows rate as science fiction in the sense that no police force can operate like a tv show and get convictions, or even hope to catch the right criminal. A LARGE part of police training at any academy is explaining how tv shows and movies are wrong.
We are watching a badly scripted tv show, not real law enforcement. A huge percentage of the people involved are now guilty of criminal acts that would prevent prosecution of any crimes that may have been committed.
As we see in the case of a former Trump staffer, who agreed to charges of lying to Federal agents, that is being revisited now that the dishonesty of those agents is public.
If you want to destroy the Justice System, this is how you do it.
I'm looking forward to being called a Trump loving commie by Julie.
Although you can make a case for me being a supporter of the Feudal system, and Monarchy, since I have fought in Crown Tournaments trying to become a King in an international historical society. ( no power, you just give out awards. It's theater, far more than politics...... Although there is politics ( I don't like Joe's wife stuff ) and the fighting is Serious, but not, thankfully, intended to be lethal )
A man hated for puncturing the balloons of self importance.
A brilliant writer.
I'll only mention two books in a incredible career.
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. I won't even try and describe this look into hippie movement and drug use. If you bookend this with Hunter S. Thompson's Hells Angels, you have two views of how weird life can be in America, that are like two jigsaw puzzles that make a bigger picture.
The Right Stuff. Damn.
I saw the movie in the theater. The next day as I was strapping into my glider, I was deeply committed to Doing It Right. I even wanted a stick of Beemans gum.
Top Gun spoke to the adolescent dreamer. The Right Stuff was for adults.
Binge watch The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and The Martian. The books are better.
"The Saturn V was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with no loss of crew or payload. As of 2018, the Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful (highest total impulse) rocket ever brought to operational status, and holds records for the heaviest payload launched and largest payload capacity to low Earth orbit (LEO) of 140,000 kg (310,000 lb), which included the third stage and unburned propellant needed to send the Apollo Command/Service Module and Lunar Module to the Moon."
The easy way, the Russian way, to deal with border attacks is to use mines. A layered row of Claymore mines, would be the quick and internationally accepted way to deal with a mob calling to murder everyone crossing your border fence. ( unless you are American or Jewish )
But that's not what has been going on at all. Israeli soldiers are carefully targeting Hamas soldiers shooting guns & throwing grenades.
Using human shields, is, in truth, murdering innocents by cowards.
Every news article you read blaming Trump for an attack planned years before he ran for office is a deliberate lie by racist scum. Jew haters just like, and with similar ideology, to Nazi SS.
It is constantly amazing to me how the "media" has become the propaganda machine for the most evil people in the world. The most oppressive, intolerant, violent, opposition to human rights. Deliberately.
Only long indoctrination into deconstructionist induced insanity can explain it.
It would be wrong, morally and legally, but darn, sometimes you just have to ask, "Mr. Editorial Writer ( thee are few reporters ) who claims the Hamas terrorists are unarmed, how about I back off about 50 yards, and throw a rock at you with one of their slings?
And, what do you want your headstone to say?"
BTW, I'm camping with a fellow this year, who went to a cross training program with the Spetsnaz guys ( Russian Special Forces ) and was really impressed with their Axe throwing. And I've seen his skills, so I am awed. ( I'm poor, at best, with a thrown axe. ) The Axe is the Spetsnaz classic sentry removal tool. Slingshots were popular with American S.F. in Vietnam, but today a silenced .300 Whisper is preferred.
How old a weapon design is has very little to do with how deadly it is. I admit things got louder after they invented gunpowder. But just look at the Bayeux Tapestry, and count the ways....
If you’re on Twitter, look up @cnnfu. They posted a video today called “Witch Hunt”. It’s a bunch of CNN video clips with the audio from the “she’s a witch!” segment of Monty Python’s “Holy Grail”. It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in weeks.
Clapper's comments make it clear there were spies in Trumps campaign. It's funny he says, it doesn't matter who's campaign, but it was only Trump's as far as anyone knows. Does anyone, for a single second, really believe that a spy would be embedded into a Presidential political campaign without the direct knowledge and approval of the current President? This is far too sensitive to be done without approval from the top. This would be especially true, if as Clapper claims, that Trump was not the target of the spying. There would also certainly be memos detailing the scope of this, just to simply cover their asses when this investigation becomes public knowledge, as it would have to had they actually found wrong doing, and wanted to ever prosecute.
The reality is that we now know there were spies put into the Trump campaign BEFORE any documentation of an "investigation" existed. It seems quite clear that once the spying started, it dawned on them that they needed a cover story for the possibility that it becomes public.
It's shameful that CNN is lying to the people like this. Do they even understand the irony?
Obama ordered the assassination without trial of an American citizen. His Justice department rejected a lawsuit by the murdered man's father asking them not to murder his son. Heck, even I agree he should be killed, but spy movie plots where the President has the power to assassinate people at least point out it's illegal. Not MSNBC.
Conspiracy to aid and abet murder. Fast and Furious. Lies under oath. Subpoenas ignored.
Really hard to get more scandalous than "the President lied, so we started a program to get guns to drug gangs so they could murder people, then his minions could claim he wasn't lying".
But Obama got more scandalous.
And they wonder why we don't trust the News media when they call for President Trump to be murdered for twiting that the media lies. But Obama actually murdering people is covered up.