Will Government Try to Expose James Risen to Jeffrey Sterling Cross-Examination about His Sources?

While the government has anonymously claimed it won’t make James Risen expose his sources at the Jeffrey Sterling trial, that may not end the question of what he will have to testify to at the trial.

Chuck Grassley Questions Why DOD Inspector General Cannot Report on Senior Official Leaks

Chuck Grassley revealed that DOD’s Inspector General has a long-standing policy of suppressing information about the leaks its senior officials make.

The Government’s Single-Source Theory of Investigative Journalism

The government’s argument in the Sterling case appears to depend on theory that a reporter of James Risen’s caliber would write an entire chapter based on a single source.

The Leaky CIA’s Case Against Alleged Leaker Jeffrey Sterling

Jeffrey Sterling, the former CIA officer accused of leaking information on a dodgy CIA operation to deal Iran flawed nuclear blueprints, has been waiting for 3 years for his day in court. Since October 2011, the case has been on hold for various appeals. Most of the coverage on that delay has focused on reporter Jim Risen’s unsuccessful […]

President Who Had Yemeni Journalist Jailed Criticizes Impunity for Mistreatment of Journalists

On the first International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists President Obama demanded accountability for those who have committed crimes against journalists. Does that extend to the treatment Yemen subjected Abdulelah Haider Shaye to, in part on Obama’s request?

Are FBI and NCTC Trying to Pressure Prosecutors to Charge the Second Intercept Source?

Are investigators trying to pressure prosecutors into charging an alleged source for The Intercept?

New Report: US Cannot Comply with International Torture Treaty without Transparency

A report from Open the Government argues that we cannot comply with our obligations under the Convention Against Torture unless we stop hiding all our torture.

Condi Rice Asked Jill Abramson to Stop Jim Risen from Reporting on Merlin

Last week, the Nation published ExposeFacts’ Norman Solomon and Marcy Wheeler story on the Government’s War on James Risen. The story described how people complicit in the programs Risen described had tried to convince the New York Times not to publish Risen’s stories. Shortly before the 2004 presidential election, Risen and his colleague Eric Lichtblau […]

James Bamford Story Reveals Similarity between Reagan-Era Efforts to Thwart NSA Reporting and Today’s

Some of the tactics James Bamford had to use to get his book, the Puzzle Palace, published are still being used today to expose the NSA’s activities.

White House Edits Pool Reports — But Not Station Chief Name

The Washington Post has a story on the petty edits that the White House Press Office makes to pool reports. In pool reports, White House beat reporters take turns to serve as the one journalist recording more mundane events. Their report gets distributed to all journalists on the White House press list and other reporters […]