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State Department writes anti-leak memo, which promptly leaks

The State Department legal office prepared a four-page memo for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warning of the dangers of leaking by State Department employees. It promptly leaked, to me. That’s only the latest sign that the relationship between the Trump administration political appointees and the State Department professional workforce is still very much a work in progress.

Hope it was worth it. You all got a slightly different version.*

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*Not really, but that’s how I would have played it.

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  1. crawford421

    Clancy’s original “canary trap” wasn’t just different versions, but to seed each version with particularly quotable passages — and THAT was where the differences were. The idea was that reporters are so lazy, they’d latch onto the bait passages and that would be the tracer for who leaked.

    Of course, Clancy likely didn’t anticipate reporters being so incredibly lazy they reprint the entire document.

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