President Trump's First 100 Days. Photo by White House on Flickr.
25 May 2017

Trump Administration’s Dysfunction Fuels Prospect Of Leaks Prosecutions

The frenetic political climate intensified by leaks will likely push the Trump administration to pursue aggressive leaks prosecutions.

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FBI Director James Comey at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
03 May 2017

The FBI Director’s Unsettling Argument For Why WikiLeaks Doesn’t Deserve First Amendment Protection

FBI director James Comey indicated WikiLeaks remains focus for intelligence agencies and prosecuting Julian Assange for his work as a publisher remains possible.

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FBI Director James Comey. Photo by FBI.
20 Apr 2017

FBI Tightens Restrictions On Personnel Communications With Media To Clampdown On Leaks

The FBI’s effort to crackdown on leaks fits a larger trend in national security agencies, since WikiLeaks, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden

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LEFT: Still image from CSPAN broadcast of President Trump press conference. RIGHT: Still image from CPAN broadcast of Senator Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing.
17 Feb 2017

President Donald Trump’s Vengeful Pledge To Pursue ‘Low-Life Leakers’

President Trump ordered the Justice Department to look into “criminal leaks,” suggesting there would be penalties for unauthorized disclosure of classified information.

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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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10 Jan 2017

At Confirmation Hearing, Sessions Opposes Protections For Reporters Who Publish Leaks

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions opposed protections for reporters, who have viewpoints and publish contents from national security leaks, during his confirmation hearing for the position of Attorney General. Asked by Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar about upholding rules adopted by the Justice Department and avoiding the jailing of journalists who do

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25 Feb 2014

NSA Inspector General Speaks on Snowden for First Time, Says He Was ‘Manic in His Thievery’

During a day-long conference at the Georgetown University Law Center, Dr. George Ellard, the inspector general for the National Security Agency, spoke for the first time about the disclosures made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In addressing the alleged damage caused by Snowden’s disclosures, he compared Snowden to Robert

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