The term 'leak' has been applied to the dissemination of classified information. Examples include:
Is the proxy a necessary element of a leak?
Must the information be classified by the government to be a leak?
Must there be an element of threat to National Security as a result of information disclosure?
In reviewing the accusation that James Comey is a 'Leaker' by Donald Trump, I am trying to understand what the generally accepted connotation is associated with the term ( and not necessarily the Trump definition of leak).
As I understand it, there is no formal definition and documented concensus for the term (hence the questions centered around the 3 elements), however its widespread use may signal a need for a definition