Government Declares a Monopoly on the Right to Call James Risen as a Witness

The government wants to prevent Jeffrey Sterling from calling James Risen to testify.

Government Wants to Know Potential Sterling Jurors’ Opinions about Whistleblowers

While the government objects to the judge asking questions about potential jurors’ in the Jeffrey Sterling trial opinions about Condoleezza Rice, it does want to know how they feel about whistleblowers.

The Jeffrey Sterling Trial: A Preview

An overview of what to expect from the Jeffrey Sterling trial.

Risen Testifies at Sterling Pre-Trial Hearing

James Risen sat alone in the far corner of the expansive hallway outside the courtroom. It was a fitting beginning for a day in which he seemed alone, even apart from his lawyers. Risen was there in response to a government subpoena to testify in a pre-trial in the case of Jeffery Sterling. The government claims that Sterling, while working for the CIA, was a source in Risen’s reporting on an alleged U.S. government scheme to transfer flawed nuclear weapons blueprints to Iran more than a decade ago.

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.

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 […]

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 […]