First, the government’s war on leaks has not only intimidated whistleblowers, it has ensnared journalists.To designate providing classified information to the media as espionage alone sends an intimidating message, but journalists and news organizations have also been subpoenaed and surveilled in the course of these investigations.national security correspondent David Sanger, for one, says he’s failed.“This is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered,” said Sanger in a 2013 CPJ report, “The Obama Administration and the Press.” The report’s author, former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie, Jr., declared, “The administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration.” As journalists often note, the Obama administration has prosecuted more leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all former presidents combined.
It’s normal for new presidents’ transition teams to seek information about ongoing programs and activities within a federal agency.
It is worth noting that US journalists enjoy some legal protections against NSA surveillance; journalists outside the United States do not.
The Obama administration has taken some positive steps in recent months.
But, given Obama's alleged high handicap, the three-time All-Star was the victim of giving too many strokes.
Personally, I'm guessing Curry viewed it as his patriotic duty to lose to the President.