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


#1

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?


#2

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


#3

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


#4

Link to my story today: https://news.clearancejobs.com/2018/09/11/trust-the-new-york-times-op-ed-and-security-clearance-reinvestigation/