In a new piece of news, Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday called for an end to the Espionage Act, less than a week after the FBI searched the Mar-a-Lago home of former President Donald Trump. From the beginning WWI was a prison for dissidents.
It’s been a long pastime for the First Amendment to repeal this grave disgrace. FBI agents took 11 sets of classified documents according to both a search warrant and a property receipt issued Friday.
The documents were labeled as secret or top secret and the warrants revealed that the investigation was investigating possible violations of the Espionage Act that had been in effect after the start of World War I.
The Espionage Act of 1917 made it illegal to obtain, photograph, or copy all national defense information to the effect that that information could be used by the U.S. Can be done by or can be done for profit.
Significant parts of the Espionage Act are still in effect and can be used in court. The act has been used to prosecute spies and leakers of secret information.
The investigation does not imply that the former president is a spy, in Trump’s special case the Espionage Act defense deals with collecting, transmitting or losing information.