Trust the New York Times Op-Ed and Security Clearance Investigations

The author(s) of the New York Times Op-Ed have a secret.
They may not have committed a crime, but can they be considered trustworthy in the context of national security?

How would you adjudicate?

An interesting question that I earlier asked about much lower level personnel. Where does freedom of speech clash with the chain of command?

For elections – the Hatch Act comes into play for government employees … not applicable to non-gov’t
Freedom of speech should never be squelched — breaking trust is subjective, unless there is classified info involved then it becomes very empirical quickly

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