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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CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou | Screen shot from video of press conference at National Press Club by paulydc
25 Jan 2017

Around The Empire-Episode 6: Inside The CIA’s War With Trump Feat. John Kiriakou

Dan and Joanne interview former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou about the ongoing tensions between the CIA and President Donald Trump.

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CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou | Screen shot from video of press conference at National Press Club by paulydc
11 Jan 2017

CIA Whistleblower: Obama Must Declassify Torture Report For Future Generations

A coalition, including CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, demanded President Barack Obama declassify and release the full report on CIA torture produced by the Senate intelligence committee in 2013. In 2014, only a summary of the torture report was released. Obama remains opposed to releasing the full 6,300-page report. Kiriakou told

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John Kiriakou speaks with Shadowproof's Kevin Gosztola about whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling's dire condition in prison.
29 Sep 2016

Interview: John Kiriakou On Supporting Jeffrey Sterling So He Doesn’t Die In Prison

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou talks about how the Bureau of Prisons is slowly killing former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling by denying him treatment.

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Former British Ambassador Craig Murray. Still from UK parliament broadcast. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxqp6Cz7Yg
06 Sep 2016

Whistleblowers Condemn US For Denying Entry To Former British Ambassador

Craig Murray is currently scheduled to speak at a conference and present an award to CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, but the U.S. has refused to grant him “entry clearance.”

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Holly Sterling, Cornel West, John Kiriakou, Jesselyn Radack, and others call on Obama to pardon Jeffrey Sterling (Screen shot from paulydc)
24 Feb 2016

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Renews Push For Presidential Pardon

Cornel West, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, and whistleblower attorney Jesselyn Radack were among those who spoke out in support of Jeffrey Sterling.

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Photo by Ryan J. Reilly (2009)
31 Jan 2016

Thomas Tamm, David Petraeus Cases Further Crystallize Double Standard Whistleblowers Face

Developments over the past week further crystallized how high-ranking officials escape accountability for their criminal acts in Washington while well-intentioned low-level government employees, including whistleblowers, face punishment for calling attention to illegal conduct and abuses of power. In spite of the fact that former Justice Department lawyer Thomas Tamm is

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David Petraeus (CIA Photo)
25 Jan 2016

Upon Petraeus’ Request, Prosecutors Removed Embarrassing Reference To Kiriakou Case From Plea Deal

When former CIA director David Petraeus requested prosecutors remove reference to John Kiriakou’s case from his plea deal, they astoundingly complied.

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The seal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency inlaid in the floor of the main lobby of the Original Headquarters Building. (Wikimedia Commons / Duffman)
13 Nov 2015

Leak Hypocrisy: CIA Employee, Contractor Who Committed Security Breaches Weren’t Prosecuted

Evidence revealed by a VICE News investigation revealed the government’s hypocrisy in pursuing whistleblowers like John Kiriakou and Jeffrey Sterling.

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CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou sits on a couch with his children after his release from prison. (John Kiriakou)
20 Oct 2015

A Letter From John Kiriakou To Shadowproof Readers

Dear Friends, I have long been indebted to Jane Hamsher, Kevin Gosztola, and Brian Sonenstein at Firedoglake. They helped rally support for me in my deepest time of need, reaching out to people like you who gave very generously to FDL to help Heather and me pay for our mortgage

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