25 Oct 2022

Chelsea Manning’s Book Further Complicates US Government’s Case Against Julian Assange

In the United States government’s case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, prosecutors claim that he communicated with US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning through an encrypted chat client known as Jabber.

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22 Aug 2022

Interview With National Security Journalist William Arkin: FBI Faces Brewing Political Disaster After Mar-a-Lago Raid

Originally published at The Dissenter, a Shadowproof newsletter In 2019, longtime national security journalist William Arkin appeared on “Democracy Now!” and spoke out against liberals in the United States who believed the FBI (and CIA) could save the country from President Donald Trump. “The FBI, in particular, has a deplorable

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President Donald Trump. Photo by the White House.
11 Aug 2022

Justice Department Unlikely To Charge Trump With Violating The Espionage Act

This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. *Article was updated on August 12 to reflect further developments. Mary McCord, who was the chief of the United States Justice Department’s national security division under President

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14 Jul 2022

Jury Finds Former CIA Programmer Guilty Of Leaking CIA Hacking Materials To WikiLeaks

A federal jury in New York convicted former CIA employee Joshua Schulte of violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly released materials on the CIA’s hacking capabilities to WikiLeaks.

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10 Feb 2022

UK Official Secrets Act Proposals Take Cues From US Espionage Act Cases

Proposals could expand imprisonment for whistleblowers and journalists from two years to as high as 14 years in prison.

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18 Oct 2021

Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Imprisoned In Communications Management Unit Designed For Terrorists

Daniel Hale is the first person accused of an unauthorized disclosure of information to be imprisoned in a Communications Management Unit by the United States government.

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27 Jul 2021

Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Receives 45-Month Sentence For Releasing Drone Documents

Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison. It was a severe sentence but not the harshest sentence ever issued in an Espionage Act prosecution against a former United States government employee or contractor for the “unauthorized disclosure” of information. The sentence was not what U.S.

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23 Jul 2021

Facing Possibility Of Harshest Sentence Ever For Leak, Daniel Hale Pens Letter To Judge

the President Joe Biden winds down United States military involvement in Afghanistan, a conflict spanning nearly 20 years, the U.S. Justice Department seeks the harshest sentence ever for the unauthorized disclosure of information in a case against an Afghanistan War veteran.

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21 Jul 2021

US Government Seeks Harshest Sentence Ever In Leak Case Against Drone Whistleblower

The United States government urged a federal court to sentence drone whistleblower Daniel Hale to at least nine years in prison for disclosing documents to a reporter.

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16 Jun 2021

The US Government’s Jailing Of A Drone Whistleblower

The following was published as part of The Dissenter Newsletter, a project of Shadowproof. Become a subscriber here. When the United States government had drone whistleblower Daniel Hale arrested and the judge revoked his bail, they deprived him of the ability to tie up loose ends and prepare for incarceration before

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