The Justice Department has not dropped the investigation into former DOJ lawyer Thomas Tamm for his disclosure of the secret National Security Agency wiretap program to The New York Times in 2004, he said in an interview with Democracy Now! on Thursday.
Tamm said he still could face arrest for his disclosure of classified secrets because the Obama administration has not reached a decision on whether the investigation should stop.
“I must say I think that’s a little bit surprising in light of the election and in light of the new administration,” Tamm said in the interview.
The investigation into the disclosure “won’t be one of (U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s) first concerns,” Tamm was told by DOJ officials.
He said in the interview that the delay on the nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the DOJ Office of Legal Counsel could be part of the reason why the Justice Department has not reached a decision on whether to continue the investigation.