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Andrew Kreig is a Washington, DC-based commentator, drawing on his careers in law, business, journalism and non-profit advocacy. Currently, he is Executive Director of the Justice Integrity Project, created to improve oversight of federal white-collar prosecutions.

As President and CEO of the Wireless Communications Association International from 1996 until 2008, Kreig led its evolution into the premier worldwide advocate for high-capacity wireless services. Such services include tech-enabled efficiencies in community economic development, education, green technology, health care, military preparedness and public safety protections for homeland security. Previously, he authored many bylined news and magazine articles, plus the pioneering 1987 book “Spiked: How Chain Management Corrupted America’s Oldest Newspaper.”

Listed in numerous Who’s Who volumes for more than a dozen years, he has lectured on five continents about communications issues and has been active in civic affairs in Washington. He holds degrees from Yale Law School and University of Chicago School of Law. He was a research fellow in 2009 with both the Information Economy Project at George Mason School of Law and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.

His previous employers include the global law firm Latham & Watkins, Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf in Massachusetts and the Hartford Courant newspapers in Connecticut.

He welcomes inputs via the Justice Integrity Project (www.justice-integrity.org) or Andrew.Kreig@gmail.com

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Helen Thomas Pioneered and Fought to the End

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 11:51 AM

White House correspondent Helen Thomas remained a perceptive and outspoken commentator nearly to the weeks before her death on July 20.

I saw this first-hand on several recent occasions at the National Press Club, where she was the first female officer after the club accepted women as members in 1971....

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GOP 2012 Contender Roemer Decries Free Trade, DC Political Corruption

(16) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM

2011-10-17-Buddy_Roemer.jpgRepublican 2012 Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer ramped up his reform message Oct. 13 with the kind of protectionist and anti-Wall Street language not usually heard from his party peers, much less bankers.

In a 30-minute interview on Washington Update, the public affairs radio...

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Spy vs. Spy As Hackers Square Off Over DC Dirty Tricks

(14) Comments | Posted February 17, 2011 | 2:32 PM

The mainstream media are paying increasing attention to a shocking scandal arising from retribution by pro-WikiLeaks hackers against government contractors apparently trying to sell political dirty tricks services to hurt critics of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Bank of America.

Blogs (including by intended victims) and...

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Rove Suspected In Swedish-U.S. Political Prosecution of WikiLeaks

(81) Comments | Posted December 19, 2010 | 1:52 AM

Karl Rove's help for Sweden as it assists the Obama administration's prosecution against WikiLeaks could be the latest example of the adage, "Politics makes strange bedfellows."

Rove has advised Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt for the past two years after resigning as Bush White House political advisor...

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Terror and the TSA

(102) Comments | Posted November 20, 2010 | 5:16 PM

Last week's public protests against the new, full-body scanning procedures at airports should restrict the procedures to serious security suspects -- so long as there's any common sense left in the top ranks of Washington officialdom. The growing national protests against so-called "porno-scans" and pat-downs of passenger private parts should...

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Justice Probe of CIA Torture Evidence: Another Whitewash?

(8) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 6:58 PM

Here's why the Justice Department's halt to a key part of its CIA torture investigation looks like another whitewash.

The DOJ compromised its probe from the beginning in 2008 by assigning it to Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham, whom courts have twice implicated in suppressing evidence. In one of...

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Peak Oil Experts Fear Big New U.S. Job Losses, Economic Downturn

(12) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 2:16 AM

Ralph Nader helped conclude a cutting-edge energy conference Oct. 9 in Washington, DC by describing what the public must do to reduce predicted new job losses and similar hardship.

"Deal with public sentiment," he told a rapt audience at the annual convention of Association for the Study of Peak Oil...

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Peak Oil Theory, Data and DC Convention Deserve Our Attention

(28) Comments | Posted October 11, 2010 | 11:21 AM

Jim Baldauf, co-founder of a cutting-edge energy group, began its briefing at the National Press Club Oct. 7 by citing the BP Gulf oil disaster, drought in Russia at up to 130 degrees, and massive flood-devastation in Pakistan as evidence that this is the worst year for the environment in...

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U.S. Charges of Alabama Corruption Tainted By Past Federal Misconduct

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 1:16 AM

The Justice Department Monday announced arrests of two Alabama gambling kingpins and four legislators in a corruption probe primarily targeting Democratic office-holders and contributors.

But federal authorities ruined their probe's credibility from the outset by relying on prosecutors implicated in the nation's two most notorious public corruption investigations of...

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Famed Doctor Cyril Wecht: Fight Justice Department Misconduct

(8) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 9:14 PM

Forensic medical expert Cyril H. Wecht provides a vitally needed defendant's perspective on the terrible Justice Department misconduct that USA Today just documented in a major investigation.

On Sept. 23, the paper reported...

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Victims In $3.6 Billion Ponzi Protest Court Process

(6) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 2:21 AM

Victims of the $3.6 billion financial fraud by Minnesota businessman Tom Petters are justifiably angry about the federal victim-restitution process that began after his 2008 arrest.

The feds used hardball tactics to install well-connected cronies in key positions, which should trouble anyone who fears the precedent if their own finances...

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New Facts Call Into Question DOJ Investigations Past and Present

(7) Comments | Posted July 26, 2010 | 3:52 PM

Four days before Connecticut's Nora Dannehy was appointed to investigate the Bush administration's U.S. attorney firing scandal, a team of lawyers she led was found to have illegally suppressed evidence in a major political corruption case.

This previously unreported fact from Dannehy's past calls into question her...

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Feds Bully Die Hard McTiernan Into Plea for False Statements

(6) Comments | Posted July 13, 2010 | 1:08 PM

A noted Hollywood filmmaker faces prison after a conditional guilty plea July 12 in a wiretapping case so interesting that it deserves two alternative news accounts.

Here's a version such wire services as Reuters provided to the vast majority of Americans:

Die Hard film director...
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Court Vacates Siegelman Charges, As Kagan and DOJ Team Lose

(3) Comments | Posted June 29, 2010 | 4:58 PM

As a start in redressing the nation's most notorious political prosecution, the Supreme Court released on June 29 its decision vacating federal corruption convictions of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and co-defendant businessman Richard Scrushy.

The court remanded their Alabama convictions to the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in...

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Why Alabama Democrats Rejected Centrist Artur Davis, Obama's Pal

(21) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 12:16 PM

In a stunning rejection of the Republican-lite tactics often favored by Democratic party leaders in red and swing states, Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks upset Congressman Artur Davis in Tuesday's primary for their party's gubernatorial nomination.

Sparks ran to the left of Davis, a friend of President Obama since...

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Siegelman Judge Asked To Recuse As Kagan, Rove Oppose Reviews

(8) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 5:24 PM

Imprisoned businessman Richard Scrushy, a defendant in the most controversial federal prosecution of the decade, last week repeated his call for the presiding judge to remove himself -- even as the disputes widened to include reported Supreme Court contender Elena Kagan, up to $50 billion in scandal-ridden Air Force contracts,...

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Air Force's Delay In Tanker Bidding Extends Job Intrigues

(8) Comments | Posted April 2, 2010 | 6:21 PM

Let's hope the Obama administration this week delayed its deadline for picking the next generation of Air Force tankers for good reason, as claimed ─ not as a cave-in to those who want U.S. taxpayers to fund European jobs.

To kowtow to Europe's EADS and their mostly Republican U.S. allies...

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Feds Bullied Kerik Into 4-Year Term, Hurting Us All

(11) Comments | Posted February 19, 2010 | 1:03 PM

White Plains, NY - The corruption case of former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik shouldn't end with the four-year prison sentence imposed on him Feb. 18 here in a federal courtroom.

Even after the prison doors are scheduled to clang shut on Kerik May 17, we in the...

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Fans of House Health Option Cite Rights, Hopes, But Risk Big Defeat

(6) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 5:26 PM

Defying Washington’s conventional wisdom on health care reform, two senior Democratic House members are preparing a grassroots campaign to sustain a vigorous public option following a vote scheduled Saturday.

To keep Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proposed successor to H.R. 3200 as strong as possible during conference negotiations with the Senate, House Judiciary...

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Will An Oct. 27 Hill Hearing Make History For Your Health Rights?

(6) Comments | Posted October 19, 2009 | 1:06 PM

To energize public support for robust health care reform, a civil rights icon and two House leaders are planning a hearing and rally Oct. 27 on Capitol Hill.

Their ambitious plan is to duplicate for health care the same kind of breakthrough legal reform achieved in civil rights by 1960s...

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