Days before John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer convicted of a classified leak, is scheduled to be sentenced to thirty months in jail, support for him is growing.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday January 15, 2013 1:54 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday January 6, 2013 8:50 am|
Kiriakou pled guilty to the charge of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) by revealing the name of an undercover officer on October 23 in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. He faced the potential of going to jail for more than a decade and did not want to be separated from his wife and five children for that long.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday April 11, 2012 12:00 pm|
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been trying to prevent former FBI employee and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds from publishing a book she submitted for prepublication review nearly one year ago, the National Whistleblower Center reports. The reasons are spurious. It’s part of a pattern of CIA and FBI suppression of any publications that might expose corruption, incompetence or unlawful activities of the US Government, while hiding behind bogus claims of national security.
|By: Jim White Wednesday February 23, 2011 12:35 pm|
Last Thursday, I presented evidence that builds a strong case that one of Raymond Davis’ functions when he is in the US is to recruit intelligence agents. On Tuesday, the Express Tribune in Pakistan presented evidence that suggests that Davis also worked as a recruiter of some sort within Pakistan, as well.
|By: emptywheel Friday December 3, 2010 8:32 am|
Joe Lieberman has introduced what he claims to be a law targeted at WikiLeaks. Problem is, not only would it not endanger WikiLeaks (as far as we know), but it would put both good and bad journalists in jail.
|By: emptywheel Monday November 8, 2010 12:30 pm|
Today’s news will be dominated with Bush’s admission that Cheney was mad at him for not pardoning Libby. As the press is distracted with a rehashing of the successful cover-up of one of Bush’s crimes, we ought to remember that today marks the successful cover-up of a more horrible crime.
|By: emptywheel Monday October 18, 2010 6:56 am|
In addition to reserving the decision for itself of who gets prosecuted or not for fraud on courts and torture, the Administration is also arbitrarily choosing who gets prosecuted for leaks.
|By: Swopa Friday September 24, 2010 8:00 pm|
Valerie Plame Wilson’s unlikely story of personal survival and perseverance.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday September 8, 2010 6:05 am|
Now, Scooter seems uninterested in relitigating his conviction for lying to protect his boss, Dick Cheney. Interestingly, though, a key point of his appearance — given its focus on Iran’s purported nukes — was to suggest that back in 2003 more could have been done to prevent Iran from getting nukes. You know. 2003. The year he outed a CIA spy trying to prevent Iran from getting nukes?
|By: emptywheel Monday August 2, 2010 12:35 pm|
In his op-ed, Dick Cheney apologist Marc Thiessen probably didn’t mean to endorse the kidnapping of all his buddies who leak highly sensitive national security information. On Thiessen’s pig farm, some leakers are more equal than others.