House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers will reportedly not be seeking re-election. Rogers is perhaps most famous for claiming, without evidence, that Edward Snowden was a Russian agent. His seeming contempt for the Bill of Rights and any limitations or oversight of US intelligence agencies has made him one of the more polarizing figures on Capitol Hill.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday March 26, 2014 12:02 pm|
It now seems the bulk surveillance program, which collects all American consumers’ phone records, which Obama and others in government have spent months defending, will never have the public’s support. And now that Americans know about the nature of this once kept secret program, Obama and members of Congress that sought to defend the surveillance are having to support “ending” the program in some way or another. But is it all for show?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 24, 2014 12:05 pm|
The propaganda Rogers pushes is the product of a vendetta Rogers has against Snowden. The whistleblower has forced him to address the issue of oversight of the NSA—a concept in government which appears to be personally outrageous to him. He has had to think about questioning the very secret surveillance programs and policies he is committed to fiercely defending. And so, the focus must be put on Snowden to avoid doing the job he should be doing as an overseer in government.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00 pm|
It was comforting, back in the day, to think that once Bush was gone, this would all end.
|By: DSWright Friday February 7, 2014 6:35 am|
One of the three reporters at the center of the NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks is planning to enter the country that charged Snowden with espionage. Glenn Greenwald plans to “force the issue” by returning to the United States despite the possibility that he may be arrested.
|By: DSWright Wednesday January 22, 2014 9:07 am|
One of the charges being floated by mindless defenders of the national security state both within and outside government is that Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing on illegal NSA spying programs was the work of Russian intelligence. The charge has literally zero evidence to support it, but NSA’s defenders don’t really seem to care.
In an interview with Jane Mayer of the New Yorker Snowden labeled the charge “absurd.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 30, 2013 10:50 am|
There is zero evidence that Snowden has tried to sell NSA secrets to any country or engaged in any deal-making to obtain permanent asylum. Also, no evidence has been presented to prove that he still has any copies of documents, which he took with him when he fled to Hong Kong.
|By: DSWright Monday December 23, 2013 7:13 am|
The NSA has been amazingly cynical with its public relations strategy.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 31, 2013 8:17 am|
Stand aside PRISM, here comes XKeyscore which collects “nearly everything a user does on the internet.” The XKeyscore program was revealed today by the Guardian and is part of the series of a stories based on the Edward Snowden leaks.
|By: DSWright Tuesday July 23, 2013 6:35 am|
The Department of Defense presented Congress with its options and analysis for military intervention in the Syrian Civil War. The plans would cost billions of dollars and could lead to increasing instability in the region.