CIA’s Merlin Was Arranging Fake Nuclear Deals on an AOL Account Shared with His Wife and Kids

Witness after witness in the Jeffrey Sterling trial made claims about how closely held the program was. “More closely held than any other program,” Walter C, a physicist who worked on the program described. “More closely held,” David Shedd, currently head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and head of Counterproliferation Operations until just after the […]

House Intelligence Committee Raises Speech and Debate Concerns for Jeffrey Sterling Testimony

The House Intelligence Committee asked for and obtained a protective order to sharply limit the testimony of former House Intelligence staffer Michael Sheehy in the Jeffrey Sterling trial.

Judge Brinkema Doubts Government Claims about the Russian Scientist

Judge Brinkema points to past government exaggerations when approving a subpoena for the Russian scientist involved in the Merlin plot.

In Plan for Risen Subpoena, Government Raises Sixth Amendment Interests of Jeffrey Sterling

In a filing, the government has limited the testimony it will demand from James Risen. But it raises the possibility that Jeffrey Sterling will demand more.

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?