Library of Congress: Bill Clinton, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing left

President Clinton Pardons Samuel L. Morison

By January 20, 2001

President Bill Clinton pardons Samuel L. Morison, who was convicted for the “[w]illful transmission of defense information, unauthorized possession and retention of defense information, [and] theft of government property.” Morison was the first government official to be convicted of disclosing classified information to the press.

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