Credit: Free Jeremy Hammond Committee
04 Sep 2019

Justice Department To Force Imprisoned Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond To Testify Against WikiLeaks

The Justice Department transferred imprisoned hacktivist Jeremy Hammond to Virginia to force him to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.

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WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange is expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested by British police. Screenshot of Ruptly coverage.
11 Apr 2019

Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage

The Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, alleging he abetted the disclosure of classified information.

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12 Nov 2018

How The Justice Department Uses ‘Law Enforcement Tools’ Against Journalists

Two annual reports from the Justice Department reveal how “law enforcement tools” are used by FBI and prosecutors when investigations target journalists

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Screen grab via Justice Department on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYR4iciX_m8
29 Nov 2017

Lawsuit Aims To Shed Light On Trump Administration’s Surveillance Of Journalists

Two organizations focused on press freedom sued President Donald Trump’s administration for records that may show how media are targeted.

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Barrett Brown. Photo by Karen Lancaster (Given to uploader by the photographer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
30 Jun 2017

Barrett Brown Says Justice Department Subpoenaed The Intercept For Records On Him

The in-house counsel for the Intercept received a subpoena from the Justice Department for all communications between journalist Barrett Brown and his editor.

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Mike Pompeo. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
26 Jan 2017

CIA Poised To Crack Down on Whistleblowers If Torture Program Restored

With Trump signaling he favors illegal torture, the CIA is positioned to crack down on whistleblowers who inform public of return of illegal programs.

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Still from White House video of President Obama's visit to El Reno FCI. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hGZ7AMk39Q
18 Aug 2016

Obama Administration Isn’t Planning To End Private Prison Contracts

In a memorandum sent to the Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Justice announced it would begin “reducing and ultimately ending” the use of private prisons.

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Still from Reason.com video, "Hillary Clinton vs. James Comey: Email Scandal Supercut"
06 Jul 2016

FBI Statement Exposes Clinton’s Numerous Lies About Email Use

FBI Director Comey directly contradicted Clinton’s public claims regarding the private server and her email practices while serving as secretary of state.

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Still from Brave New Films' "War On Whistleblowers"
13 Jun 2016

Hillary Clinton Broke Laws Obama Has Been Prosecuting People For Breaking

If Hillary Clinton were a low-level state department official, is there any way she would not already be indicted?

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
06 Jun 2016

FBI Whistleblowers Have No Legal Protection For Making Reports Of Wrongdoing

A Senate report concludes FBI employees, including those in the intelligence community, “enjoy no legal protection for making reports of wrongdoing”

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