Former National Security Agency “secret squirrel,” George Kroner, explains why, despite Congressional threats, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court isn’t likely going anywhere.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration for “warrantless wiretapping.” The judge cited national security concerns. The group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed the suit more than a decade ago. It has said it plans to appeal the dismissal. Read more in John Bowden’s article in The Hill: A federal judge […]
Above image: Attorney General William Barr The following is an excerpt from a news analysis in The Hill Dear Attorney General Barr: Advice from insiders By Sharyl Attkisson Some notable Department of Justice (DOJ) and Intelligence Community officials have been very vocal with their views on everything from investigations to politics. No doubt the nation’s […]
Every day brings new stories about Russian interference in the 2016 election, whether Donald Trump played a role, and alleged abuses by our intelligence agencies. One of the deepest, darkest, most important issues in the whole mess has to do with the massive number of “unmaskings” of U.S. citizens. It potentially opens a can of worms squirmier than […]
“Can we meet me at your house—tonight?” Terry [not his real name] asks. He doesn’t want to say much on the phone. “Sure,” I reply. “Can you meet me in the driveway? And . . .” He hesitates. “Can you leave your phone inside the house?” Terry is a very polite guy. By the tone of […]
The following is the 23rd in a series of excerpts from my New York Times bestseller “Stonewalled,” which recounts the government intrusions of my computers. Links to previous excerpts at the end of this article. On July 8, 2014, the Society of Professional Journalists directs a letter to President Obama objecting to what it calls […]
The following is the 21st in a series of excerpts from my New York Times bestseller “Stonewalled,” which recounts the government intrusions of my computers. More excerpts to follow. Links to previous excerpts are below. If Snowden leaks, it’s a crime. But if the administration leaks to implicate Snowden, it’s a virtue? In other words, government leaks are okay as long […]
The following is the 18th in a series of excerpts from my New York Times bestseller “Stonewalled,” which recounts the government intrusions of my computers. More excerpts to follow. Links to previous excerpts are below. As damage control for Clapper’s misstep, the Obama administration mounts an outreach effort on Capitol Hill. Clapper is now sent to defend the very programs he […]