Republished with permission by the author.
by Joe Lauria
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
originally published on www.huffingtonpost.com, July 6, 2013
July 7, 2013
The U.S. Senator who divulged the Pentagon Papers in Congress says Edward Snowden and other citizens with access to classified information should have the same immunity as members of Congress to make public secret documents exposing government wrongdoing.
Before Daniel Ellsberg, American’s most important whistleblower until Snowden, leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971 to The New York Times and The Washington Post, he went to Congress to find a Senator willing to make the Papers public.