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Obama Leaks

Michael Calderone

White House Investigating Accidental CIA Agent Leak | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The White House is investigating the inadvertent disclosure this weekend of the identity of the CIA's station chief in Afghanistan, a mist...

NY Times Editor: Obama Crackdown Has Created 'Freeze' On Reporting

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.31.2014 | Media

New York Times editor Jill Abramson once again condemned the Obama administration's crackdown on leaks, saying that the government's treatment of Edwa...

Startling Revelation About Obama And The Press

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

President Obama demanded a criminal investigation into leaks to the New York Times just a month into his first term, a new book by his former defense ...

Obama Official Warns That 'Anyone Who Leaks Has To Pay The Price'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, dismissed reports on the alleged consideration of replacing Vice President Joe Biden on the ...

AP Stays Silent Over Guilty Plea In Leak Case

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media

The Associated Press refused to be drawn in after the Justice Department announced on Monday that it had secured a guilty plea in a leak case involvin...

If Eric Holder Won't Prosecute Reporters, Why Did The FBI Target Me? | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media

Would you trust a politician if your liberty depended on it?...

James Risen Asks Justice To Drop Subpoena | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media

James Risen wants his subpoena scrapped. Risen is the New York Times reporter at the heart of a juicy court case that sits astride important First Am...

Matt Sledge

Pentagon Doc Sets Outrageous Standard For Identifying 'Insider Threats' | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Watch out for "Hema." A security training test created by a Defense Department agency warns federal workers that they should consider the hypotheti...

Ryan J. Reilly

White House Makes Major Shift On Leak Prosecution | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, who has overseen a record number of leak prosecutions during his time in office, has directed his team to look i...

Obama's Informants

Melvin Goodman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Melvin Goodman

Oversight and accountability must be part of government, particularly the secret agencies within government, and congressional oversight is needed to correct the collective harm that has been done.

Sam Stein

NSA Chief: No Way To Guarantee No Future Edward Snowdens | Sam Stein | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the National Security Agency, acknowledged on Sunday that there is no foolproof way to prevent future ...

Inside Obama's Harsh Crackdown On Leaks

McClatchy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans' phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a g...

WATCH: CBS News Reporter Is 'Outraged'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2013 | Media

CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson appeared on "CBS This Morning" on Monday and said she was "outraged" by her computer being hacked. Shortly after the As...

WATCH: Sean Hannity's Staggering Hypocrisy Revealed

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

Sean Hannity sure has changed his tune. The rambunctious Fox News host on Monday lashed into the Obama administration over the revelations of wides...

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly FREAKS OUT Over NSA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media

Bill O'Reilly expressed his outrage over the government's major surveillance program during his Thursday Fox News show. O'Reilly's Fox News colleag...

WATCH: Fox News Panel Erupts Over DOJ Investigation

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.27.2013 | Media

Juan Williams and Brit Hume clashed on "Fox News Sunday" during a discussion on the Justice Department naming their Fox News colleague James Rosen a p...

The Obama Administration's War On Leaks

The New York Times | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Even before the F.B.I. conducted 550 interviews of officials and seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters in a leak investigation connec...

Michael Calderone

Obama: Leak Investigations Could 'Chill Investigative Journalism' | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.23.2013 | Media

President Obama said Thursday that he is “troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds gov...

NY Times Eviscerates Obama White House

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Media

The Justice Department's investigation and surveillance of the Associated Press and Fox News have led to perhaps the most sustained wave of criticism ...

Why The Underwear-Bomber Leak Infuriated The Obama Administration

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Media

(Jack Shafer is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Jack Shafer May 17 (Reuters) - Journalists gasp a...

Jake Tapper Tears Into Obama

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media

CNN's Jake Tapper took aim at President Obama's policies towards the media on Thursday. Obama addressed the scandal surrounding the Justice Departm...

The Ex-C.I.A. Officer Who's Headed To Prison Over A Leak

The New York Times | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Looking back, John C. Kiriakou admits he should have known better. But when the F.B.I. called him a year ago and invited him to stop by and "help us w...

A Mixed Message for National Security Whistleblowers

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The White House recently released a presidential directive extending legal protections to intelligence community employees who expose government fraud, waste, or abuse. The directive, however, does not allow any disclosures to the media.

National Security Leaks Inquiry Is Casting Chill Over Coverage

The New York Times | SCOTT SHANE | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- F.B.I. agents on a hunt for leakers have interviewed current and former high-level government officials from multiple agencies in recent...

McCain Makes Fresh Leaks Allegations Against White House

Posted 08.01.2012 | Media

John McCain made fresh allegations against the White House on Wednesday, pointing to a 2009 meeting between the New York Times' David Sanger and natio...