Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) seal.
19 Oct 2017

Read DEA Chief’s Critical Memo Admonishing Trump For Endorsing Police Misconduct

Former DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg resigned on October 1 but not before castigating President Donald Trump in an internal memo.

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"Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo by Rodney Dunning.
01 Sep 2017

Emails Suggest UVA Police Downplayed White Supremacist Groups During Unite The Right Rally

Read the University of Virginia’s police chief’s emails regarding the “Unite the Right” rally, obtained by Shadowproof under the Freedom of Information Act.

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29 Aug 2017

CIA Must Help With FOIA Request For Records On Torturers, Appeals Court Rules

An appeals court ruled the CIA and other agencies have no right to “resist disclosure” if a requester fails to adequately describe records they request via FOIA.

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24 Aug 2017

Why Does US Military Have Records On 2013 Egyptian Military Coup?

Egyptian army chief, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, led a coup against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. The Egyptian constitution was subsequently suspended. When it happened, President Barack Obama avoided the use of the word “coup” to describe what unfolded. This was to ensure U.S. military aid continued to flow

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16 Aug 2017

Virginia Police Were Not Outgunned In Charlottesville, Documents Suggest

After the “Unite the Right” rally organized by white supremacists rocked Charlottesville, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe complained that the demonstrators “had better equipment” than the state’s police forces. However, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) detail sophisticated, military-grade weapons Virginia police received from the Department of Defense

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13 Aug 2017

Interview With Tom Secker: Exposing Influence Of Military, Security Agencies On Hollywood

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, host Kevin Gosztola interviews Tom Secker, the co-author of “National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood.” He also regularly publishes his work to SpyCulture.com. Secker obtained government records indicating the Pentagon provided “support” or influenced 814 films from 1911

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19 Jan 2017

Obama’s Legacy: Refining System Of Secrecy, Cracking Down On Leaks

President Barack Obama’s administration will hand President-elect Donald Trump’s administration a system for secrecy, especially when it comes to concealing military and national security programs and policies, that is stronger than ever. Eight years were spent by the Most Transparent Administration Ever™ refining this system. It succeeded marvelously because administration

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Photo: CC BY-SA HonestReporting.com, flickr/freepress. Source: https://flic.kr/p/owfMYY
07 Sep 2016

The Derangement Of Journalists Against Transparency

Journalists who argue for limiting FOIA so emails are protected betray a great tradition of watchdog journalism.

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Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. Photo by US Department of State on Flickr.
10 Aug 2016

New Emails Show Scheme Between Clinton Foundation And State Department

Emails revealed during a FOIA lawsuit show a corrupt relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the Hillary Clinton-led US State Department.

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02 Oct 2015

Blacked Out Pages: U.S. Government Snubs ACLU Over Targeted Killing FOIA

The US government gave the ACLU the equivalent of the middle finger in response to a FOIA request for records on the “targeted killing program.”

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