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NY Times (Again) Carries Water for Government's Post Hoc Drone Assassination Justifications
American Anwar al-Awlaki has been dead for over four years now, but The New York Times is still giving substantial ink to the U.S. government's self-serving meme that Awlaki was an "operational" ...
Jesselyn Radack 01/12/2015 48 62 - -
Government Sought to Punish Yahoo for Challenging Surveillance Orders
Tech companies have taken a lot of heat for their cooperation with the National Security Agency's (NSA) broad mass surveillance programs, particularly PRISM . Recently released Foreign ...
Jesselyn Radack 09/12/2014 56 112 4 -
Ferguson Spotlights War on Journalists
More journalists have been attacked, threatened and detained in Ferguson, MO. Scott Olsen, the Getty photographer who brought us some of the most stirring images from the Ferguson protests, and The ...
Jesselyn Radack 08/19/2014 12 31 1 -
Lawsuit Challenges "Terrorist" Watchlists: Made Possible by Press and Whistleblower
Last week The Intercept reported that the government's bloated "terrorist" watchlists would be more aptly named "innocents" watchlists: Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s widely ...
Jesselyn Radack 08/15/2014 11 36 2 -
CIA Station Chief in Germany Expelled due to NSA Spying
The fallout over U.S. government espionage in Germany just got more serious. In a move uncommon among close allies the German government asked the CIA station chief to leave the country today. As ...
Jesselyn Radack 07/10/2014 246 135 2 -
NSA & FBI Targeted Muslim-American Leaders For Invasive Surveillance
Over the past year, the world learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) engages in costly, ineffective, mass surveillance collecting both metadata and content of communications of ...
Jesselyn Radack 07/09/2014 349 111 2 -
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Board's Fail on NSA Surveillance
After delivering a well-deserved blow to the NSA’s 215 domestic surveillance program the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board (PCLOB) fell flat on its face this morning and released a report ...
Jesselyn Radack 07/02/2014 16 43 1 -
Secrecy Agreements Violate Whistleblower Protection Law & Executive Order
The Washington Post has a must-read article on how federal agency "secrecy agreements" can violate federal whistleblower protection laws: The DOE wanted them to sign nondisclosure agreements that ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/30/2014 3 26 3 -
How many drones kill how many people? Questions Remain about Drone Program
This week's release of the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel’s memo justifying the assassination by drone of American citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki sheds a sliver of light on an incredibly ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/26/2014 10 37 2 -
Supreme Court Stands Up for Privacy Rights: Holds Searching Cell Phone Requires Warrant
In a 9-0 ruling written by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court ruled today that searches of cell phones require a warrant except in cases with exigent circumstances. In addition to being a ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/25/2014 33 30 - -
Newly Released Assassination Memo Reveals Unsound Legal Reasoning Used to Kill an American
Yesterday, the Obama administration complied with a Court order requiring release of the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo justifying the assassination without charge or trial of ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/24/2014 220 80 4 -
BREAKING - When U.S. Government Claims Authority to Kill U.S. Citizens: OLC al-Awlaki Memo Released
After the Justice Department fought aggressively for years to keep it secret, a court order finally forced the Obama administration to release a substantial portion of the Justice Department Office ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/23/2014 358 173 5 -
Whistleblowers Refuse to be Silenced
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning wrote a timely and important op-ed in the New York Times this weekend . From jail, Chelsea warns that excessive secrecy has kept Americans in the dark about Iraq’s ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/16/2014 34 170 3 -
One Year Later: Clapper Gets a Little Better Than the "Least Untruthful"
One year after whistleblower Edward Snowden brought to light the National Security Agency's (NSA) out of control mass surveillance apparatus and exposed Director of National Intelligence James ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/06/2014 18 39 1 -
Deception Retrospective: How NSA Deceived the Public About Mass Surveillance
This week is the one year anniversary of whistleblower Edward Snowden's groundbreaking revelations about the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance apparatus. Last week, Edward Snowden ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/03/2014 25 42 2 -
VA Scandal: Remember the Whistleblowers
The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) scandal has started to take on a life of its own, as lawmakers and veterans are sharply criticizing VA head Eric Shinseki after employees called ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/27/2014 22 33 1 -
Lowering the Bar for Government Transparency: Drone Memo and Freedom Act
The Obama administration has set the transparency bar for revealing secret law dreadfully low. WaPo reports: The Justice Department will publicly release a secret 2011 memo that provided the ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/21/2014 44 53 2 -
Espionage Act for Chinese Hackers vs. Espionage Act for Snowden
WaPo reports: The Justice Department has indicted five members of the Chinese military on charges of hacking into computers and stealing valuable trade secrets from leading steel, nuclear plant and ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/20/2014 58 94 3 -
Form Over Substance: The OLC Drone Memos
Harkening back to the days of appointing torture memo author Jay Bybee to a lifetime position as a federal judge, the Obama administration has nominated David Barron, author of at least two Office ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/15/2014 15 36 1 -
Censorship Comes in Many Forms: Russia's New Law Chills Speech
Governments have no shortage of ways to crackdown on internet freedom. The New York Times reports : Russia has taken another major step toward restricting its once freewheeling Internet, as ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/07/2014 5 20 - -
Tech Companies' Anti-Surveillance Step Swallowed by National Security Exceptions
The Washington Post reports : Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/02/2014 26 68 2 -
Clapper's Draconian Directive: I Will Choose Who is Allowed to Speak
In a clear extension of the war on whistleblowers, led by the Obama administration's record-setting number of Espionage Act prosecutions for alleged mishandling of classification, Director of ...
Jesselyn Radack 04/22/2014 93 155 6 -
Media Humiliates Itself: WAPO Gives Platform to Shameless Anti-Snowden Smears
Less than a week after whistleblower Edward Snowden was a US Main Stream Media darling as The Guardian and The Washington Post secured the Pulitzer Prize, the media proves itself rapidly willing to ...
Jesselyn Radack 04/18/2014 441 150 1 -
Snowden Wins Ridenhour Prize: Prominent American Award for Truth-Telling
National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden to receive Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling . The New York Times reports: The Ridenhour prize for truth-telling will be given to ...
Jesselyn Radack 04/07/2014 35 109 1 -
This Week's Leaks: From Ice Drowning to Collection Communications' Content
This week's round of leaks are unlikely to result in more Espionage Act prosecutions. They are leaks of ostensibly classified information that appear to be aimed at a particular policy goal and ...
Jesselyn Radack 04/02/2014 13 39 1 -
To the "It's Just Metadata Crowd" - The NSA Collects Content
Thanks to whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Washington Post reports that the National Security Agency's mass surveillance operations include the content of telephone calls as well as the metadata. ...
Jesselyn Radack 03/19/2014 565 332 7 -
Latest Snowden Smear in Rotation Courtesy of Totally Discredited NSA: Co-Worker's Credentials
The National Security Agency (NSA) should be focused on reforming its out of control mass surveillance operations, including the bulk phone records collection program that a federal judge and the ...
Jesselyn Radack 02/14/2014 88 168 2 -
Clapper's Spin Unravels in Congressional Testimony: Cannot Keep His Story Straight on Snowden
While thousands of Americans called and e-mailed Congress to object to the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance operations during yesterday's " Day We Fight Back, " Director of ...
Jesselyn Radack 02/12/2014 180 309 5 -
The Day We Fight Back: Easy Things You Can Do To Protest Mass Surveillance
Today is The Day We Fight Back against mass surveillance. Here are several easy things you can do to participate today: (1) Call or write to Congress . Urge them to support and strengthen the ...
Jesselyn Radack 02/11/2014 49 136 5 -
Two Disastrous Programs Collide: Drone Assassination & NSA Mass Surveillance
New reports thanks in part to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal the disastrous collision of two secret, unaccountable and legally dubious U.S. programs - targeted ...
Jesselyn Radack 02/10/2014 141 164 3 -
Turn Every E-mail Into a Stand Against Mass Surveillance
In one simple step, you can turn every e-mail you send into a warning and protest against the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance programs. My organization, the Government ...
Jesselyn Radack 02/06/2014 110 299 25 -
Oversight Fail as Clapper Targets the Press: Note to SSCI, "SC" Does Not Stand for "Saving Clapper"
To call yesterday's Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) "oversight" hearing "under-sight" would be giving SSCI too much credit. (WaPo has a transcript.) With far too few noteworthy ...
Jesselyn Radack 01/30/2014 56 125 - -
PCLOB: Bulk Metadata Collection is Illegal (Edward Snowden Was Right, Again)
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), an independent oversight agency, will release a report today concluding that the National Security Agency's (NSA) bulk telephone records ...
Jesselyn Radack 01/23/2014 85 145 3 -
The Shadowy Ugly Truth About Espionage Act Prosecutions & the Inflammatory Lies About Snowden
Most Americans oppose the NSA's vast mass surveillance phone records program , but the whistleblower who told Americans about the program - Edward Snowden - has been forced to seek political asylum ...
Jesselyn Radack 01/22/2014 343 247 5 -
Shameless Full Court Press by NSA, DNI, & FISA Court to Stop Reform
The National Security Agency (NSA), Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) are engaged in a shameless public relations full court press ...
Jesselyn Radack 01/15/2014 88 129 4 -
MUST READ: Patriots Who Exposed COINTELPRO Go Public
The New York Times' national security Mark Mazzetti deserves credit for his must-read article on the Americans who helped expose Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) spying on political opponents:
Jesselyn Radack 01/07/2014 291 367 9 -
New York Times Calls for Clemency: "Edward Snowden, Whistleblower."
In a strongly-worded editorial deserving of its substantial length entitled " Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower, " The New York Times beautifully articulates the simple and infinitely persuasive ...
Jesselyn Radack 01/02/2014 140 211 2 -
There IS a Third Branch of Government: Judge Rules NSA Spying Program Likely Unconstitutional
There is is a third branch of government, and United States District Judge Richard Leon's beautiful, well-reasoned Fourth Amendment analysis demonstrates perfectly the result when the courts are ...
Jesselyn Radack 12/17/2013 160 166 2 -
NSA's Free Infomercial Courtesy of 60 Minutes: Surveillance State Propaganda
If you want journalism, read Glenn Greenwald, Jim Risen or Jane Mayer. If you want to hear NSA officials smear a whistleblower and shamelessly fear monger to save face after being caught lying to ...
Jesselyn Radack 12/16/2013 255 292 3 -
Edward Snowden: Time Magazine Person of the Year Runner-Up
Time Magazine made a safe choice in naming Pope Francis "Person of the Year" for 2013, and I do not in any way diminish his significant contributions to global news this year. It was Time's runner-...
Jesselyn Radack 12/11/2013 487 232 3 -
NSA Geo-Locating Billions of Cell Phone Records a Day
Thanks to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, no one can have any remaining doubt their cell phone - even when it's not on - is a Geo-locating device. The Washington Post ...
Jesselyn Radack 12/05/2013 107 112 4 -
Justice Department Using Reporter Subpoena to Prosecute Whistleblower
The Obama administration's unprecedented war on national security whistleblowers continues to bleed into a war on journalism. The US often gets high praise for protecting the free press. In recent ...
Jesselyn Radack 12/04/2013 69 141 2 -
National Security Harm: Real, Imagined or Propaganda
The Washington Post has an entire story on a new poll on National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden that leads with the statistic that cases Snowden in the most negative light. ...
Jesselyn Radack 11/21/2013 70 107 1 -
Press Freedom UK - US Style
The New York Times ran a powerful editorial in support of press freedom in the UK, crediting UK's The Guardian for its reporting on documents from the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower ...
Jesselyn Radack 11/18/2013 6 28 - -
Jeremy Hammond Sentencing: Deepening the Chill
Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond is set to be sentenced today after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). From Huffington Post : Supporters are ...
Jesselyn Radack 11/15/2013 128 110 3 -
MSM: NSA Did Not Do a Good Enough Job Protecting Its Lawbreaking
Since June, the main stream media has been reporting National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations exposing NSA's vast, ineffective, and unconstitutional spying. In the ...
Jesselyn Radack 11/08/2013 9 42 1 -
BREAKING: Wikileaks Journalist Sarah Harrison Safe in Germany: “Courage is Contagious.”
Wikileaks journalist Sarah Harrison heroically rescued National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden from Hong Kong, helped him obtain asylum in Russia and remained by his side at ...
Jesselyn Radack 11/06/2013 126 322 5 -
DiFi & Rogers: "Snowden Should Have Come to Us" Message is Disingenuous at Best, Really Entrapment
Before I dive into this diary, let's clear something up: Edward Snowden did not petition for clemency. A clemency petition is predicated on a conviction and filed with the Office of the Pardon ...
Jesselyn Radack 11/04/2013 527 325 5 -
MUSCULAR: NSA Aggressively Bypasses the Law (Again)
The Washington Post has another groundbreaking story thanks to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden this time revealing NSA's aggressive tool (MUSCULAR) that it uses to target ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/31/2013 195 167 4 -
NSA: "We're Really Screwed Now:" Main Stream Media Turns Around
Granted, the NSA official who told the press, " We're really screwed now, " was referring to Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein's new-found (and disingenuous considering her ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/30/2013 423 287 8 -
White House Dissembling on All Things NSA
Since National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden disclosed the NSA's ineffective and illegal dragnet surveillance programs in June, the White House has scrambled and dissembled to ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/28/2013 241 297 4 -
Spying on the Spies: The Brilliance of Matzzie's Acela Encounter with Hayden
The Twitterverse buzzed last night when a former Moveon.org staffer who now heads a renewable energy company, Tom Matzzie , live tweeted former National Security Agency (NSA) and Central ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/25/2013 71 176 1 -
Alienating Our Allies One Country After Another
In the latest fallout from the NSA being caught red-handed spying on the innocent civilian populations and leaders of close U.S. allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is outraged at the U.S. for ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/24/2013 152 88 2 -
Living in a Drone Laboratory
The New York Times has a chilling account from the civilians in a town plagued by U.S. drone warfare. But viewed from Miram Shah, the frontier Pakistani town that has become a virtual test ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/22/2013 28 76 - -
Snowden's Personal Revelations
Everyone from Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker to New York Times editor Jill Abramson to Apple's Steve Wozniak agrees that National Security Agency (NSA) ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/18/2013 369 339 9 -
WAPO's Report on NSA Involvement Glorifies Assassination By Drone Program
Thanks again to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, the public knows more details about the NSA's involvement in the Executive Branch assassination by drone program. The ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/17/2013 18 29 - -
War on Journalists: Despite Promises to Protect Press, DOJ Continues to Pursue Risen
The New York Times reports on the latest in the war on journalists: A federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by James Risen, an author and a reporter for The New York Times, ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/16/2013 9 34 1 -
NSA Collecting E-Mail Address Books of Tens of Millions of Americans
The Washington Post revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the e-mail address books of potentially tens of millions of American citizens The collection program, which has ...
Jesselyn Radack 10/15/2013 48 154 2 -
Disappearing the Whistleblower: We Would Not Be Talking About NSA Without Edward Snowden
Yesterday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spoke yesterday at an incredible event featuring members of the Church Committee. WaPo reported : A senior U.S. senator on ...
Jesselyn Radack 09/25/2013 234 230 5 -
Government's Newfound Justification For Seizing AP Phone Records
New York Times reporter Charlie " it's all accidental " Savage reports on "the eighth leak-related prosecution under the Obama administration" complete with the usual government blather that this ...
Jesselyn Radack 09/24/2013 117 118 1 -
Journalism as Terrorism
The United Kingdom used an anti-terrorism law to detain Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald's husband and Brazilian citizen David Miranda for 9 hours. Miranda was denied access to any due process, ...
Jesselyn Radack 08/21/2013 170 239 7 -
Contrary to WaPo, NSA Massive Domestic Spying Predates 2005
The Washington Post has a front page story featuring embattled National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander's hoarding complex. “Rather than look for a single needle in the ...
Jesselyn Radack 07/15/2013 149 174 1 -
UPDATED: U.S. Pressures Latin America to Deny Snowden Asylum as He Meets With Human Rights Groups
In its desperate attempt to persecute National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden , the U.S. government has taken on the role of oafish bully and is pressuring Latin American ...
Jesselyn Radack 07/12/2013 920 324 3 -
Fooling Americans Abuout FISA
Ever since the Edward Snowden story broke, the government has been claiming that the dragnet domestic surveillance done by NSA was, in the words of president Obama and Congress, "approved by a court."
Jesselyn Radack 07/08/2013 232 272 9 -
Aerial Acrobatics: US Govt Driven to Distraction by Snowden
For the third time (after not finding him in Hong Kong after 3 weeks, and not detecting his flight to Russia), the US government has once again failed to catch former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, ...
Jesselyn Radack 07/03/2013 215 230 3 -
Government's Chilling Arguments To Support "Aiding the Enemy" Charge Against Bradley Manning
The government's arguments in its overzealous case against Army PFC Bradley Manning should be prompting massive outrage from journalists. From The Guardian : The US government is seeking to ...
Jesselyn Radack 07/02/2013 316 241 6 -
Government Struggles to Keep Straight All of its Misleading Statements on NSA Surveillance
. . . details that have emerged from the exposure of hundreds of pages of previously classified NSA documents indicate that public assertions about these programs by senior U.S. officials have also ...
Jesselyn Radack 07/01/2013 187 288 7 -
Despite Government Denials, Documents Show NSA Continues Harvesting Americans' Data
The latest in a series of revolutionary reporting from The Guardian 's Glenn Greenwald reveals that under Obama, the NSA continued the Bush-era domestic datamining program Stellar Wind until 2011, ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/28/2013 129 197 - -
NSA Whistleblower Snowden Forced to Seek Political Asylum
National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong and is en route today to seek political asylum from Ecuador. The Obama administration charged Snowden under the ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/24/2013 459 285 3 -
Human Rights Watch Speaks Up for Whistleblowers As Public Learns More About NSA Spying
Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a strong statement in defense of national security whistleblowers, who have no safe, effective means of disclosing government misconduct internally: From a human ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/21/2013 76 148 4 -
Greenwald: No Meaningful Checks on NSA Spying, FISA Court is Effectively a Rubber Stamp
Glenn Greenwald surgically dismantles the Obama administration's reassurances that the recently-revealed National Security Agency (NSA) programs are subjected to rigorous oversight from the ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/19/2013 154 150 6 -
Veteran NSA Whistleblowers: Internal Channels Failed Us, Snowden Did the Right Thing
Three of my clients, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblowers William Binney, J. Kirk Wiebe, and Thomas Drake are featured in a front-page USA Today article discussing the latest disclosures ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/17/2013 187 386 4 -
NEW BREAKING NSA: Illegal, Unconstitutional Collection of Innocent Americans' Complete Digital Data
Last night, AP had a blockbuster story on the recently-revealed NSA Prism program, disclosed by Amerian whistleblower Edward Snowden, . We knew that Prism seizes records from the 9 biggest Internet ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/16/2013 405 400 11 -
TIME Magazine Attacks Whistleblowers
TIME Magazine joins the Obama administration in equating whistleblowers with spies, a characterization aimed at silencing other potential whistleblowers. As I wrote yesterday, the magazine's cover ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/14/2013 179 121 3 -
TIME Magazine's Joins War on Whistleblowers & Hacktivists
TIME Magazine's cover story is a journalistic, moral and logical disaster. It pictures hacktivist Aaron Swartz, NSA whistleblowers Edward Snowden & WikiLeaks defendant Bradley Manning under the ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/13/2013 22 36 1 -
Snowden Misdirection: Talking Heads Shoot The Messenger
As is the case with so many whistleblowers who disclose evidence of government misconduct, the government and commentators are quick to attack whistleblower Edward Snowden's character rather than ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/11/2013 434 328 3 -
Tip of The Iceberg: NSA Surveillance Goes Far Deeper Than Revealed
The Guardian has another blockbuster scoop : The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/07/2013 293 353 10 -
BREAKING: Massive Domestic Spying Revealed = Exactly What My NSA Whistleblower Clients Warned About
Glenn Greenwald has an amazing scoop: a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) Order that reveals widespread, domestic surveillance under the Obama administration. To say Greenwald's ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/06/2013 1024 432 21 -
Michael Hayden's DIY Transparency Makeover: FAIL
Former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) under G.W. Bush, General Michael Hayden, recently tried a do-it-yourself makeover to recast himself as an open-...
Jesselyn Radack 06/05/2013 9 37 1 -
Manning Prosecution: What You Put on the Internet Could Endanger Soldiers & Land You in Jail
One of the most significant criminal trials in American history began yesterday at Ft. Meade. The mainstream media has finally woken up to the fact the government's relentless pursuit of ...
Jesselyn Radack 06/04/2013 532 164 4 -
John Kiriakou's Letter From Loretto
My client Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) whistleblower John Kiriakou refused to participate in torture, helped expose waterboarding publicly, and revealed the CIA's torture program for policy ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/30/2013 40 75 4 -
Anonymous Government Officials Leak Defense of DOJ's Spying on Reporter
Anonymous government officials are scrambling to defend the Justice Department's chilling surveillance of Fox News reporter James Rosen after the Justice Department declared Rosen a criminal aider ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/29/2013 187 128 5 -
Leaks & Bill Binney: The Back Story
On Sunday, the New York Times had a front-page article on leaks , which featured my client, Bill Binney. The article focused on how "leak" inquiries (that's in scare quotes because that's the ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/28/2013 4 15 1 -
Going Off Script: Kossacks Fill In the Blanks
We have plenty of analysis of Obama's national security speech at National Defense University yesterday. Obama did say he was "going off script" at one point, but unfortunately his "off script" didn'...
Jesselyn Radack 05/24/2013 176 86 - -
Holder's Transparency Crumb is Much Too Little, Years Too Late
Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Congress officially disclosing that the U.S. has droned four Americans, including the targeted killing of American cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki. Holder ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/23/2013 132 90 1 -
Obama's Hollow Promise That DOJ Won't Prosecute Press
Yesterday, Obama press secretary Jay Carney tried to reassure the press that Obama values the the First Amendment as the White House finds itself scrambling to silence the drumbeat of legitimate ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/22/2013 610 151 5 -
Harmonic Convergence: AP Scandal, "We Steal Secrets" Premiere & Bradley Manning Trial
The media's entirely appropriate outrage at the Justice Department obtaining Associated Press phone records potentially impacting 100 journalists, the premiere of Alex Gibney's new documentary "We ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/21/2013 130 102 2 -
Journalist Surveillance Goes Far Beyond AP
The main-stream-media justifiably has its dander up about the Justice Department secretly obtaining records for AP phone lines impacting over 100 journalists. The Justice Department seized the AP ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/20/2013 97 121 6 -
Executive Branch Has Used AUMF as Basis for Unprecedented, Unaccountable Authority
The Pentagon pushed Congress to leave in place the broad Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), a 2001 law giving the Executive branch wide latitude to use military force against the ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/17/2013 91 70 - -
Obama's Newfound Support for Reporter Shield Law Meant to Distract From War on Information
The Obama administration's newfound support for a federal media shield law is a transparent attempt to toss the whistleblower and journalist communities a bone after putting them under assault with ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/16/2013 108 97 1 -
War on Journalists is Logical Outgrowth of War on Whistleblowers
The war on journalists, evident from the government's secret fishing expedition in seizing AP phone records for 20 different lines, used by over 100 journalists , is a natural offshoot of the war on ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/15/2013 53 69 - -
Wake Up Call: U.S. Government Targets Journalists, Happened to Me in 2003, Risen in 2006, AP in 2013
Yesterday, news broke that the Justice Department obtained two months of phone records for 20 phone lines of AP journalists' office, home and cell phones without their knowledge. AP condemned the "...
Jesselyn Radack 05/14/2013 469 221 7 -
"U.S. Warns Industry of Heightened Risk of Cyberattack" (AGAIN)
The Washington Post reports on sky-is-falling government warning of impending cyberattacks: The U.S. government on Thursday warned of a heightened risk of a cyberattack that could disrupt the ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/10/2013 31 32 1 -
Benghazi: Is Gregory Hicks A Whistleblower?
I have been asked multiple times in the past week if senior State Department official Gregory Hicks, who testified in Congress yesterday about the Benghazi attack that took the lives of four ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/09/2013 33 23 - -
The Problem With FBI & White House Overhaul of Surveillance Powers: Privacy?
The New York Times reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and White House are about to reveal a . . . plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/08/2013 10 25 2 -
Manning Gets Secret Hearing to Determine How Much of Trial for Disclosing Secrets Will Be Secret
It's a secrecy circus at Ft. Meade this week. Tomorrow, the military judge presiding over the most important trial thus far in the 21st century, Col. Denise Lind, will hold an unprecedented closed ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/07/2013 67 97 1 -
New York Times (again) Conflates Extremist Views With Violent Action
The New York Times has a front-page story with the fear-mongering headline "Homemade Style of Terror," which describes in detail how Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and several other ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/06/2013 30 26 1 -
Tsarnaev Presumed Guilty: Government Leaks Ill-Gotten Incriminating Statements
Anyone who wasn't skeptical that sixteen hours of interrogation could be shoehorned into what is supposed to be a narrow exception to Miranda should be now. The length of the pre-Miranda ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/03/2013 180 31 - -
Ricin Suspect: Government Fought For Continued Detention Despite His Clear Innocence
Far from Guantanamo, the U.S. government fought to keep original ricin suspect Paul Kevin Curtis locked up even though it had no evidence he was involved in the ricin attacks, or any crime. ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/02/2013 11 37 2 -
Gitmo Promises Redux: Obama's Actions Speak Louder Than Words
President Obama's remarks on Guantanamo at his April 30th press conference sounded a lot like the rhetoric circa 2008 and 2009, the first time he promised to close the indefinite detention center. ...
Jesselyn Radack 05/01/2013 27 18 - -
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