Police investigating national security leak grilled whistleblower about journalists

Exclusive: federal agents pressed David McBride on whether journalists knew they might be breaking the law, fuelling belief police tried to build case against ABC and Fairfax

Police repeatedly questioned whistleblower David McBride about whether the journalists he leaked secret documents to knew they might be breaking the law.

The revelation will fuel the belief that police attempted to build a case against journalists after the highly damaging leak, despite the federal government’s previous assurances to the contrary.

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