iOS app Android app

White House Leaks

New York Times' James Risen Blasts Eric Holder As 'Enemy Of Press Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media

James Risen reiterated on Tuesday a warning about the White House that he delivered nearly one year ago. "The Obama Administration is the greatest ...

Two Challenges I've Faced As Executive Editor Of The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | Home

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, has faced several difficult challenges in covering recent news. The first, she said, was dur...

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...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week delivered more attempts by the White House and Eric Holder at damage control over revelations of search warrants involving the AP and a Fox News reporter. Though outrage over the administration's overly aggressive approach to leaks is certainly justified (indeed, HuffPost has called for Holder to step down), the indignation coming from Republicans is DC hypocrisy at its worst. If they're truly disturbed by eavesdropping on the press, where was their outrage when George Bush wanted the power to eavesdrop on everybody using the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program? If they're so outraged about the politicization of the Justice Department, where were they when the Bush White House was involved in the firing of nine U.S. attorneys? Or when Karl Rove's deputy was giving a PowerPoint presentation to Government Services Administration employees on ways to help GOP candidates? As Milan Kundera wrote, "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

The Big Chill: How Obama Is Operating in Unprecedented Secrecy -- While Attacking the Secret-Tellers

Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

Far from reversing the Bush-Cheney executive power grab, President Obama is taking it to new extremes. More than a decade after it started, we still have no clue how much the government is listening in on us or reading our email. And the government's response to this unprecedented secrecy is a war on leaks.

WATCH: Top Republican Lashes Out At Media Over Leaks

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.07.2012 | Media

The chairman of the House's homeland security committee scoffed on Tuesday at objections by the media to the Senate's proposed anti-leak legislation, ...

Washington's War On Leaks, Explained

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 10.04.2012 | Media

Accusations continue to fly from lawmakers and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney that the Obama administration has leaked national security information...

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...

Dan Froomkin

The Dark Side Of The Obama White House | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

The most conspicuous reaction in Washington to a series of astonishing national security revelations, many of which emerged in two new books, has ...

WATCH: Axelrod Hits Back At Romney Over White House Leaks

Posted 07.25.2012 | Media

David Axelrod hit back at allegations that the White House leaked classified national security secrets on Wednesday, one day after Mitt Romney's indic...

Dem Senator Points Finger At White House On Leaks

AP | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that the White House appears to be responsible for some leak...

GOP Congressman: Don't All Reporters Want To Go To Jail?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Media

A Republican congressman said on Wednesday that journalists should be called before grand juries in any investigations surrounding national security l...

A Cyber War

Kenneth Allard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Kenneth Allard

President Obama says his White House would never leak really important secrets -- and anyway wasn't the press just doing its job of keeping us informed?

GOP Senators Accuse Top Obama Adviser Of Leaking Classified Information

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.26.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators on Tuesday welcomed a move by the director of national intelligence to snuff out leaks of classified informati...

White House Warned About Leak Emails | Posted 08.25.2012 | Media

As the leak investigation into the unauthorized disclosures of classified information enters into its third week, White House staffers have been warne...

NYT Editor Defends Paper As Leak Controversy Swirls

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.19.2012 | Media

The editor of the New York Times defended the paper's reporting of classified information on Sunday. The Times has, once again, been embroiled in a...

Joe Lieberman Wants Special Prosecutor In White House Leak Investigation

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Media

(Fixes typo in penultimate paragraph) * Obama administration has appointed two prosecutors * Lieberman says this does no...

WATCH: Whistleblower Says She's Worried About White House Leak Investigation

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media

As the investigation into possible White House leaks gets underway, one notable whistleblower said on Thursday that she worries about the consequences...

Bill O'Reilly Compares Obama To Richard Nixon

Posted 08.15.2012 | Media

Bill O'Reilly said that President Obama was acting like Richard Nixon in his handling of the investigation into potential White House leaks. The ad...

Leaks & Winks: America at the Brink

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The flare-up over "kill lists," cyber war and the manipulation of information by our leaders has revealed deep seated flaws in our political culture and the mentality of our political class that are toxic to a healthy democracy.

How Leaks Investigation Could Sink Obama | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

By opening an investigation into the leaks of classified information, the Obama White House appears to be entering the kind of perilous Fill-In-The-Bl...

The Obama Administration Is Criminalizing Investigative Reporting

Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.12.2012 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Criminally investigating the kinds of leaks that are the bread and butter of national security investigative reporting is a noxious overreaction by hyper-controlling government officials who don't want us to know what's being done in our name.

WATCH: Ann Coulter Rages Against Obama Over Leaks

Posted 06.12.2012 | Media

Ann Coulter laid into President Obama and his administration for the recent controversy surrounding leaks to the press. After stories containing h...

Need to Be Responsible

Abraham R. Wagner | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Abraham R. Wagner

Those who are willing to do leak sensitive material just to get their man re-elected need to appreciate they are putting the nation's vital interests in jeopardy, and losing the support of our allies in the process.

WATCH: Woodward, Bernstein Speak Out On Leaks Controversy

Posted 06.11.2012 | Media

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein defended the press while discussing recent charges that the White House leaked classified national security informatio...