Tag Archive for Espionage Act

Jailed for Speaking to the Press: Stephen Kim

On Democracy Now!, Peter Maass (The Intercept) described the Obama administration’s prosecution of Stephen Kim under the Espionage Act, treatment typically reserved for whistleblowers.  Kim’s experiences are chronicled in a video documentary, “The Surrender,” by Steven Maing. From DemocracyNow.org, Wednesday,…

Imprisoned CIA whistleblower Kiriakou is “Free at last”

CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou went home yesterday after serving 24 months at a Pennsylvania prison. He announced his release via Twitter with a heartwarming photo of his youngest children happily cuddled with their father. Free at last. Free at…

Congressman Moran calls for presidential pardon of John Kiriakou

Steven Aftergood, at Secrecy News, reports that Rep. James Moran (D-Virginia) called upon President Obama last week to pardon imprisoned CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou. Moran made the appeal through a statement recorded in the Congressional Record for November 17. Kiriakou,…

Colbert: Who was Bradley Manning spying for?

This week, a judge declared Army whistleblower Bradley Manning “not guilty” this week of “aiding the enemy,” the most serious charge against him. But, the judge also found Manning “guilty” of violating that Espionage Act. Comedian Stephen Colbert analyzes the…

Justice Department snooped on Fox News reporter in 2010 with AG Holder’s approval

The Justice Department’s surveillance of news media extended beyond the Associated Press, according to the Washington Post (May 19).  Court records document the efforts of FBI investigators to track the movements and communications of Fox News reporter James Rosen.  Officials believed…