Thomas Drake Signs Plea Agreement; Government Attempt to Expand Espionage Act Fails

By: Thursday June 9, 2011 4:40 pm

Thomas Drake just signed a plea agreement, admitting to Exceeding Authorized Use of a Computer.


Thomas Drake to Government: “Bring It”

By: Thursday June 9, 2011 9:55 am

Apparently, the government is scrambling in the Thomas Drake NSA whistleblower case.

According to Ellen Nakashima, they offered him two plea bargains yesterday, both involving no jail time. He rejected both.

Why Can’t the Department of Justice Investigate as Well as the Hapless Senate?

By: Saturday May 14, 2011 7:52 am

What does that say about DOJ, then, that the Senate is doing such a better job at investigating crimes? In just one month’s time the Senate has produced two investigations that have left DOJ–and the SEC and FEC–looking toothless by comparison.

Government Claims Classified Information Procedures Act Also Applies to Unclassified Information

By: Thursday May 12, 2011 2:10 pm

The government’s making outrageous secrecy claims again, this time in the Thomas Drake NSA leak case.

William Welch and DOJ’s Mojo Is Not Risen

By: Friday April 8, 2011 3:33 pm

Who says fun things don’t come on Fridays? There is some nice little spooky news on the wire this afternoon. Jeffrey Sterling, a former veteran CIA agent on the Iran beat, was charged back in January with leaking classified information to a reporter. the reporter is widely known and accepted to be none other than the New York Time’s James Risen, and the material supposedly was contained in his book State of War. The prosecution, headed by DOJ leak hitman William Welch (disgraced supervisor in the unethical prosecution of Ted Stevens). For some unknown reason, Welch was installed by the Obama/Holder DOJ as head of their unprecedented crackdown on leaks to the media.

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