Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists Show Solidarity With James Risen in Fight Against Justice Department

By: Monday August 11, 2014 3:20 pm

There is no indication that the Justice Department will not pursue testimony for its leak prosecution against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, and, as a result, fourteen Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists have come forward to declare their support for Risen in his fight against revealing information from his confidential sources.

The government has pursued testimony from Risen for well over six years.

 

After Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case, New York Times Reporter Could Go to Jail

By: Monday June 2, 2014 4:10 pm

The United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from New York Times reporter James Risen, who has fought to protect his confidential sources as President Barack Obama’s administration insists on forcing him to testify in a leak prosecution.

An Assault From Obama’s Escalating War on Journalism

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 6:20 pm

In a memoir published this year, the CIA’s former top legal officer John Rizzo says that on the last day of 2005 a panicky White House tried to figure out how to prevent the distribution of a book by New York Times reporter James Risen. Officials were upset because Risen’s book, State of War, exposed what — in his words – “may have been one of the most reckless operations in the modern history of the CIA.”

Holder’s Comments to Journalists Do Not ‘Hint’ at NYT Reporter Not Being Jailed for Defying Subpoena

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 9:50 am

Holder made no such hint. The position of President Barack Obama’s administration is that they are not prosecuting Risen. The administration also probably expects him to cooperate in the leak prosecution and not resist—or, in other words, they expect Risen to “do his job.”

Possibly the Biggest Unknown Known Risks Exposure

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 5:10 pm

A petition to the President and the Attorney General has just been posted by several organizations, including one I work for, asking that the Department of Justice stop threatening New York Timesreporter James Risen with prison if he refuses to reveal a confidential source.

This story, among other stunning features, I think, threatens to expose an unknown known of the highest magnitude

James Risen Says Obama Is ‘Greatest Enemy Of Press Freedom’ Of This Generation

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:05 am

Risen, currently fighting the Obama Administration in court over revealing a source, said that Obama wants to essentially destroy national security reporting. To make such reporting state controlled and limit the parameters so as to make it completely benign and useless.

New York Times Reporter James Risen, Fighting Obama Administration’s Attack on the Press, Turns to Supreme Court

By: Tuesday January 14, 2014 11:25 am

The Justice Department under President Barack Obama insists a journalist must testify against his source so they can prosecute and convict a former CIA officer for a leak. It has spent about six years trying to force him to testify, and now, having lost in an appeals court, he is taking his case to the Supreme Court.

He ‘Lied About China Contacts’: Latest Yellow Journalism on Snowden Published by The Daily Beast

By: Friday January 3, 2014 2:02 pm

Journalism based on sensationalism and crude exaggeration is by historical definition known as yellow journalism. A recent article at The Daily Beast by Gordon G. Chang, which accuses former NSA contractor Edward Snowden of lying, is this kind of despicable journalism.

NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake Discusses Meeting Snowden and the Most Critical Revelations From Him (So Far)

By: Monday October 21, 2013 6:22 pm

Over the weekend, a conference on surveillance was held by the Chicago chapter of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC).

Bush’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program Inspired Snowden to Become a Whistleblower

By: Friday October 18, 2013 5:45 am

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden made the ultimate decision to become a whistleblower when he came across a classified 2009 inspector general’s report on the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program during the administration of President George W. Bush. He read about the program and found it was illegal, according to an interview with New York Times reporter James Risen.

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