Tag Archives: CIA

Former CIA officer charged with leaking info to NYT’s Risen

Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, has been charged with leaking information to New York Times reporter James Risen. While the Justice Department document doesn’t state the nature of the leak, it is presumed to relate to Risen’s book “State of War,” which covers the CIA’s covert spy war with Iran. Romenesko, AP.

Wikileaks under legal assault

Wikileaks may be under denial-of-service attack this morning, in advance of the whopper diplomatic cables release—but according to this legal complaint filed by a gentleman in Kentucky who used his “credit card to pay for Dick Cheney’s heart surgery” and “had a sexual affair with Barack Obama,” they now have far greater problems. As you… Read More »

Justice Dept. Will Not Prosecute CIA Agents Who Destroyed Torture Tapes

Via the Submitterator, Boing Boing reader insert says, “Despite pending lawsuits, in 2005, the CIA destroyed videotapes of its ‘harsh interrogation techniques’ (translated from Newspeak, that means torture). When anybody else does this, it’s obstruction of justice. But when CIA agents do it, it is ‘heroic’ and ‘patriotic.’ The Department of Justice’s investigation just happened… Read More »