Speaking on ‘America Now,’ Buck Sexton ripped the baseless claims that media and news outlets are immune from prosecution by the Department of Justice, saying no one is above the law when it comes to leaking classified information from government sources.
“This is setting up a major first amendment battle. Jeff Sessions has said there could be subpoenas of the media,” said Buck. “Let me say, the moment that they start pulling journalists’ information, whether it’s text messages, phone calls, emails, whatever they may be, the media is going to scream bloody murder.”
“Some of us will be standing around saying, ‘You know, I actually don’t’ like that they’re going to subpoena records of people in the media.’ Because the understanding is usually that that’s not done. I also don’t think that the media has legal impunity to write whatever they want,” he added. “Everyone thinks that the media can just do this, legally speaking that’s not true.”
Sexton likened the sharing of classified secrets with the media’s access to confidential business secrets, saying no prosecution is off the table.
“If you’re in the media and you’ve got inside information about a company that you were covering and then you went out and bought a lot of stock, you’d still be prosecuted for insider trading,” said Sexton.
“But if you’re in the media and you find out about a highly sensitive government program meant to stop terrorists from blowing up trains, or airplanes, or subways.. and you just decide that you’re going to put that out there, you do that with immunity? Really?” he asked.
Listen to Buck on ‘America Now’ above.