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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Photo from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee live stream
01 Feb 2017

House Hearing On Whistleblower Protection Highlights Trump’s Illegal Gag Orders

Members of Congress called attention to Trump administration directives that create chilling effect against whistleblowers.

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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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Chelsea Manning's prison mugshot from week she began hormone therapy (via Chelsea Manning Support Network)
31 May 2016

Chelsea Manning Received Same Sentence As Soldier Who Tried To Sell Information

Manning is challenging the Army for sentencing her to serve around the same time as a soldier who believed he was selling classified information to a spy.

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Image from the FBI recruiting site FBIJOBS
30 Mar 2016

Appeals Court: FBI Whistleblower Wrongfully Terminated for Revealing Sex Trips By Agents

A federal appeals court ruled that an FBI whistleblower, who reported fraud and sexual misconduct involving prostitutes, was wrongfully terminated in 2010.

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