"'Double standard' in White House leak inquiries?"
msnbc.com, October 18, 2010
Abbe Lowell was cited extensively in report covering the Obama Administration's aggressive crackdown on national security leaks. Mr. Lowell is defending in federal court a government analyst and contractor who was indicted for leaking classified information about North Korea nuclear programs to a reporter, and he recently sent a letter to Justice Department officials saying that the information involved was much less sensitive than that contained in a new book on national security by Bob Woodward. Mr. Lowell's letter asked, "How can it be in the U.S. government's interest to pursue [my client] in the manner it has and allow this much more blatant event to go unaddressed?" The article added that Mr. Lowell is seeking to stop what he sees as overzealous probes where there is no demonstrable harm to national security.