leaker leaker  /ˈli kər/


  • (n) a surreptitious informant


  1. A huge unanswered question in this case is whether the leaker or leakers knew that Plame was undercover when they gave her identity away.
  2. The FBI has already extensively re-interviewed some White House officials using emails and phone logs from their search to press for the identity of the leaker.
  3. Meanwhile, lawyers for possible indictment targets are boning up on the Espionage Act, used to charge Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon papers, say people close to the probe.


  1. NSA Leaker Snowden is 'Handsome' Hero in China

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden has reached hero status for many Chinese internet users. His Chinese fans on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, have posted Snowden’s old modelling photos and “Snowden Handsome” is the first result to come back when his last name is entered...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News via Yahoo! News

  2. Leaker Snowden Alleges NSA Hacking on China, World

    Leaker Snowden's allegations about US hacking give China new edge in cyber war of words        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Leaker 'neither traitor nor hero'

    Self-identified NSA leaker Edward Snowden broke the low profile he has kept since passing details of two classified American government surveillance programs to reporters, saying he is “neither traitor nor hero” in an interview with the South China Morning Post.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MSN


  1. "I outed Manning as an alleged leaker out of duty. I would never out an Ordinary Decent Criminal. There's a difference," Lamo wrote.
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: Adrian Lamo Source: E Canada Now

  2. "While he failed to keep his promise to fire the leaker, he should pledge not to pardon Scooter Libby," Dean said in a statement.
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Howard Dean Source: The Hill

  3. "I have no idea whether we'll find out who the leaker is, partially because, in all due respect to your profession, you do a very good job of protecting the leakers," Bush said during an October press conference.
    on Jan 7, 2004 By: President Bush Source: GovExec.com

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