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Schumer: Group of senators to look at media leaks

May 26, 2013 • National News


FILE – In this May 6, 2013, file photo Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talks during a television news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer is proposing legislation that would set additional rules for how leaks about government secrets are investigated. He said Sunday, May 26, 2013, on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that when the government is going to ask a news organization to divulge information it first must go to a judge. He says that judge would “impose a balancing test” to determine which is more important, the government’s desire to find the information or the robust freedom of the press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday a group of eight senators will look at setting rules on how leaks about government secrets are investigated.

“We’ll be announcing that we have four Democrats and four Republicans … another Gang of Eight,” Schumer said Sunday on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”

Schumer said in mid-May that he and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will reintroduce the so-called media shield Login to read more

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