Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper As the investigations into the Trump-Russia investigation proceed, it’s not too difficult to figure out a few of the theoretical starting points. The first and most obvious theory is the one largely promulgated in the media for the better part of two years. It goes something like this: The […]
The forensically-proven government spying on me while I was an investigative correspondent at CBS News has much larger implications. Unlike other cases that became public, whereby the Department of Justice secretly surveilled journalists, the government has indicated there was no warrant authorizing the surveillance on me. The implications of this are huge. How many intel […]
It was bad enough when the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder engaged in spying on journalist James Rosen (and even spied on his parents' phone records). And the same cast of characters secretly spied on Associated Press reporters -- also in the name of tracking down government leakers. Amid those discoveries were […]
Under ordinary circumstances, the Department of Justice would investigate and prosecute a case against those responsible for an unlawful intrusion into a national journalist's computers and work. So why is the Department of Justice is fighting so hard against the Attkisson computer intrusion case -- instead of providing justice? See a video update below. Read […]
Not only should we disapprove of the tactics the government used to run out the clock on Attkisson’s claims, but we should also reject the troubling “game plan” it provided for the government and private parties to prevent disclosure of—and, therefore, responsibility for—their potentially unconstitutional or illegal electronic surveillance activities. Judge James Wynn, U.S. Court […]
The annual disclosure from the U.S. intel community is out and it shows a dramatic rise in so-called "warrantless searches" of Americans' personal data in 2018. The increase hasn't made big news in the national news media. But it's been noted and dissected in the tech press. This follows previous huge increases in searches of […]
What can a citizen do when it's the government who's committed the violation, but the government won't prosecute itself? The citizen has to self-fund her own fight for justice on behalf of all other journalists and U.S. citizens in the landmark case. My lawsuit is moving forward. For a summary of the details, forensics and […]
There’s at least one conclusion on which there’s largely bipartisan agreement: Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. It will now be one of the most enduring scandals of the Obama era.