Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at a federal courthouse in Georgia.
When a loosely knit group put up a billboard in Augusta, Georgia, for NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, it did not take long for the judge to scold her attorneys.
Local news media in Minnesota reported that FBI special agent Terry Albury was charged with violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly disclosed documents to the Intercept. He apparently pled guilty and took responsibility for his alleged actions. Albury is the second person who made disclosures to the press to
An upcoming hearing could be a major turning point in Reality Winner’s case and we’re sending Kevin Gosztola to cover it.
NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s attorneys contend the government places the burden on her to demand her rights from FBI agents who violated them.
Harvard revoked an invitation for United States military whistleblower Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow after intense pressure from the CIA.
Agribusiness and their lobbyists continue to convince legislatures to pass bills criminalizing whistleblowers, who expose animal cruelty or malfeasance.
President Donald Trump’s administration is in the throes of a crisis of legitimacy and leadership, with federal government employees concerned and unwilling to stay quiet about chaos, incompetence, and questionable acts unfolding within institutions. To respond to an increase in leaks to the press, the Justice Department pledged to escalate
Reality Winner is the first person to be charged with violating the Espionage Act under President Donald Trump’s administration.
FBI director James Comey indicated WikiLeaks remains focus for intelligence agencies and prosecuting Julian Assange for his work as a publisher remains possible.