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A dozen years before his recent sentencing to a 42-month prison term based on a jury’s conclusion that he gave classified information to a New York Times journalist, former CIA officer Jeffrey ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 09:34 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Yes, I saw the glum faces of prosecutors in the courtroom a few days ago, when the judge sentenced CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling to three and a half years in prison -- far from the 19 to 24 ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 01:32 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
James Risen reports today that the American Psychological Association secretly bolstered the Bush Administration's torture program at a time when it was in serious trouble. This secret involvement ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 01:30 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
The leak trial of CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling never got near a smoking gun, but the entire circumstantial case was a smokescreen. Prosecutors were hell-bent on torching the defendant to vindicate ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 10:46 PM PST with 17 Recommends
The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling — after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. Sterling’s indictment four years ago received fleeting news coverage ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 09:38 PM PST with 21 Recommends
Continuing to deliberate as this week gets underway, the jurors in the CIA leak trial might ponder a notable claim from the government: “This case is not about politics.” The prosecution made ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 12:30 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Six days of testimony at the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling have proven the agency’s obsession with proclaiming its competence. Many of the two-dozen witnesses from the Central ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Jan 22, 2015 at 12:22 AM PST with 9 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] In the movie Stripes, circa 1981, actor Bill Murray is exhorting his fellow soldiers to rally to the flag, hitch up the testicles and their packs and hustle up ...
by paradox
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 09:00 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Midway through the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, one comment stands out. “A criminal case,” defense attorney Edward MacMahon told the jury at the outset, “is not a place where ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 09:39 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Condoleezza Rice made headlines when she testified Thursday at the leak trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling — underscoring that powerful people in the Bush administration went to great ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 09:59 PM PST with 15 Recommends
This week, in a federal courtroom, I’ve heard a series of government witnesses testify behind a screen while expounding on a central precept of the national security state: The CIA can do no wrong.
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 09:48 PM PST with 16 Recommends
When the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling got underway Tuesday in Northern Virginia, prospective jurors made routine references to “three-letter agencies” and alphabet-soup ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 08:09 PM PST with 7 Recommends
The trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, set to begin in mid-January, is shaping up as a major battle in the U.S. government’s siege against whistleblowing. With its use of the Espionage ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Jan 04, 2015 at 10:51 PM PST with 21 Recommends
James Risen makes a remarkably powerful speech upon receiving the 2014 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism. Risen is the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The New York Times who for the past ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2014 at 01:57 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Lately I was in two local Barnes & Noble stores, looking for James Risen's latest, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War . Risen, you'll recall, is the New York Times journalist facing ...
by Clio2
Comment Count 48 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2014 at 09:38 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Tonight's guests are James Risen on The Daily Show and Steven Johnson on The Colbert Report. James Risen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American ...
by pgm 01
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 07:50 PM PST with 1 Recommend
On December 22, 1974, in ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 84 comments on Sun Oct 26, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 129 Recommends
No single review or interview can do justice to “Pay Any Price” -- the new book by James Risen that is the antithesis of what routinely passes for journalism about the “war on terror.” ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 220 comments on Fri Oct 17, 2014 at 12:03 AM PDT with 237 Recommends
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, Man Oh Man, rfall, and JML9999. ...
by side pocket
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 08:58 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
"We lost a young man, Michael Brown, in heartbreaking and tragic circumstances," Obama said. "And when something like this happens, the local authorities –- including the police -– have a ...
by gnosticator
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM PDT with 7 Recommends