Benedict Arnold committed treason for the money (10,000 pounds and a commission in the British Military).
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D – West Virginia) stands accused of leaking details of the highly secret NSA spy program to New York Times reporter James Risen.
As Seneca the Younger has previously reported, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin suspects that Rockefeller and his staff are a likely source of this NSA leak.
Rockefeller is also a suspect in leaks of national security secrets related to allegations of overseas terrorist prisons.
He is accused of leaking details of a secret "black ops" CIA satellite program last December to the Washington Post. Washington attorney Clarice Feldman has written about this in the American Thinker.
And he has been accused of a criminal violation of the Logan Act for his activities during his trip to Syria in 2002. (Watch the video of Rockefeller in his own words here.)
So, what motivates Jay Rockefeller?
Well, we do have the Rockefeller memo, from the Senate Select Intelligence Committee. If you read it carefully, it is clear that Rockefeller is motivated by base partisan politics. Then he lied about authoring it. Former Democrat Senator Zell Miller called it “the first cousin to treason.”
There’s a lot of smoke here, but is there fire? The Justice Department, FBI, NSA and CIA are currently investigating these leaks and we may know the answers soon.