Sham Aluminum Tubes Undercut Claims of Damage in the Jeffrey Sterling Case

If Iran was still getting fooled by US sabotage years after James Risen exposed the Merlin operation, government claims that Jeffrey Sterling’s claimed leak hurt efforts to thwart Iran’s nuclear program are false.

Sterling’s Lawyers Finally Invoke Cartwright, Petraeus Double Standards

Jeffrey Sterling’s attorneys have finally been able to compare Sterling’s prosecution with that of Generals Cartwright and Petraeus.

DOJ’s Telling Argument against Sterling’s Selective Prosecution Claim: Eric Holder’s Priorities

An argument DOJ made to rebut Jeffrey Sterling’s selective prosecution claim gets close to admitting that Eric Holder has prioritized prosecuting people like him, who pointed out CIA screw-ups, but has not prioritized prosecuting insiders who have the ability to embarrass the President.

CIA Succeeds in Declaring Another African-American Man Alleging Discrimination a State Secret

Among the many things Jeffrey Sterling’s defense was not permitted to mention at his trial was that CIA had thwarted his Equal Opportunity lawsuit by invoking State Secrets over many of the same materials that would be used to convict him. Even while it was suppressing that detail in one courtroom, CIA was invoking it in another to successfully win dismissal of another African-American man’s Equal Opportunity lawsuit.

Jeffrey Sterling Moves for Acquittal Based on Government’s Expansive Interpretation of Spying

Jeffrey Sterling just moved for acquittal on all charges against him, largely because the government never proved that any actions he took took place in Virginia.

The CIA Convinces Another Outlet to Sit on a Big Scoop

The CIA has, once again, convinced an outlet to sit on a story for an extended period of time: Newsweek with its scoop that the US was involved in the car bomb killing of Imad Mugniyeh.

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 […]

CIA Mission: Destroy the Whistleblower and Perfume the Stench of ‘Operation Merlin’

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 Operation Merlin, nine years after a book by James Risen reported that it “may have been one of the most reckless operations in the […]

The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

  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 that recited the government’s charges. From the outset, the Justice Department portrayed him as bitter and vengeful — with the classic trash-the-whistleblower word “disgruntled” thrown in — […]

Two Minutes and Forty Four Minutes and Eleven Seconds: The Smoky Case against Jeffrey Sterling

The evidence that Jeffrey Sterling served as a source for James Risen’s planned 2003 New York Times article on Merlin consists of two minutes and 40 four minutes and 11 seconds of calls.