Amid Leaks, Recalling an Epic Battle Over Press Freedom in Nixon Era

As details trickled into print and pixels about Russian tampering with the election that put him in the White House, a snappish President Trump lashed out in his favored medium. On Feb. 15, he wrote on Twitter: “The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by ‘intelligence’ like candy. Very un-American!” …

Leaked information — its uses and abuses — lies at the heart of the current episode of Retro Report, a series of essays and video documentaries that study major news stories of the past and how they influence events today. CONT.

Clyde Haberman, New York Times