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Former CIA Agent Jeffrey Sterling Convicted For Leaking Information To New York Times Reporter

AP | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former CIA officer of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to...

CIA Leak Trial: 'This Case Is Not About Politics' [sic]

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

A heavy shroud over this trial -- almost hidden by news media in plain sight -- has been context: the CIA's collusion with the Bush White House a dozen years ago, using WMD fear and fabrication to stampede the United States into making war on Iraq.

Leak Trial Shows CIA Zeal to Hide Incompetence

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The subject of competence is a sore spot for career CIA employees proud of their hard-boiled affects. From their vantage points, it can't be expunged by dismissing critics as impractical idealists and bleeding hearts merely concerned with the morality of drones, torture or renditions.

Why the CIA Is So Eager to Demolish Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

With the Sterling trial, the CIA is airing soiled threads of its dirty laundry as never before in open court. The agency seems virtually obsessed with trying to refute the negative portrayal of Operation Merlin in James Risen's 2006 book, State of War.

Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Few pixels and little ink went to the witness just before Rice -- former CIA spokesman William Harlow -- whose testimony stumbled into indicating why he thought of Sterling early on in connection with the leak, which ultimately resulted in a ten-count indictment.

Scapegoating CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Hearing the testimony from CIA operatives, it's clear that the agency is extremely eager to make an example of Sterling. Despite all the legalisms, the overarching reality is that the case against Sterling is scarcely legal -- it is cravenly political.

Sterling Trial Opens in CIA Matrix

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling got underway Tuesday in Northern Virginia, prospective jurors made routine references to "three-letter agencies" and alphabet-soup categories of security clearances.

Prosecutors Now Want To Bar James Risen From Testifying

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — After pushing for years to get testimony from a recalcitrant New York Times reporter in a CIA leak case, prosecutors launched...

Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, set to begin in mid-January, is shaping up as a major battle in the U.S. government's siege against whistleblowing.

Still No Deal In Place With James Risen

AP | Posted 01.04.2015 | Media

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Monday they have no deal in place with a New York Times reporter whose testimony they want as they p...

Criminal Wrongdoing and the CIA

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

According to the operating consensus, the American public has no right to know what the CIA is up to, even when what it's up to is extremely questionable in terms of dealing with our officially proclaimed enemies; and liberating such data from the crypt called classification is criminal behavior.

Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Leak To 'New York Times' Reporter

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A former CIA officer has been indicted on charges of disclosing national security secrets after being accused of leaking classified...