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Crucial Facts About The Espionage Act And How Trump May Have Violated It

“When you hear ‘espionage,’ you may think spies and international intrigue. One portion of the act does relate to spying for foreign governments, for which the maximum sentence is life imprisonment,” Attorneys Joseph Ferguson and Thomas A. Durkin writes. “But spy cases are rare. More typically, as in the Trump investigation, the Espionage Act applies to the unauthorized gathering, possessing or transmitting of certain sensitive government information.”

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