Laura Rosen has a smart piece over at FP’s The Cable looking at the Jane Harman mess. Rozen asks:
If they didn’t have authorization, which seems unlikely but who knows, the former national security officials who leaked portions of the classified transcripts of wiretapped surveillance of Jane Harman that came out in media reports this week would seem to have technically committed a crime that looks to be in the same family of legal violations that got the former AIPAC lobbyists indicted in the first place – unauthorized disclosure of classified information. However different their perceived agendas and the politics of their perceived motives may seem to be. The irony.
I believe Jon Stewart later commented on this irony in his coverage of this potentially burgeoning scandal.