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John Kiriakou

Amend or Repeal the Espionage Act to Protect Journalists and Whistle-blowers

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Isn't it high time to amend or repeal the Espionage Act of 1917 so that it can't be used to charge whistle-blowers or journalists with "aiding the enemy"?

Former CIA Officer Pens Open Letter To Snowden

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

John Kiriakou, the former Central Intelligence Agency officer currently serving jailtime for leaking the identity of a covert agent, has written an op...

CIA Leaker Pens Letter From Federal Prison

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

John Kiriakou, the first CIA officer to be sentenced to prison for leaking classified information, recently penned a letter shared with Firedoglake on...

The War Against Bradley Manning -- A War Against All Who Speak Out Against Injustice

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

While brave men and women such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman are lauded as American heroes today, they were once considered enemies of the state.

WATCH: John Kiriakou On 30-Month Sentence: "It's Sad To Me That I'm The Only One Going To Prison"

Posted 01.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, sentenced last week to 30 months in prison for disclosing classified information to journalists, gave an in-depth in...

Ryan J. Reilly

John Kiriakou Sentenced To 30 Months In CIA Leak Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Friday, becoming the first CIA officer to ever be sent to jail for leaking classif...

Torture Whistleblower Sentenced To 30 Months In Jail

www.nytimes.com | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The first Central Intelligence Agency officer to face prison for disclosing classified information, was sentenced on Friday to 30 m...

Ryan J. Reilly

CIA Leaker Ready For '30 Years... Oh My God, 30 Months In Prison'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Kiriakou is expected to report to a federal court in Virginia on Friday and become the first former CIA officer to be sentenced to ...

Ryan J. Reilly

John Kiriakou Hopes Aaron Swartz's Death Sparks Discussion Of Prosecutorial Overreach

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former CIA officer scheduled to be sentenced on Friday for leaking protected information said in an interview Wednesday that the suspe...

Commuting John Kiriakou's Sentence Would Be a Step in the Right Direction for Obama

Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

Had John Kiriakou actually engaged in torture, he wouldn't be in any trouble at all -- he never even would have been investigated. But because he talked about torture with reporters, he's going to prison.

Does Media Have An Obligation To Bradley Manning?

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.11.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Manning's case hasn't received significant coverage, including the New York Times. That's even as the most serious charge leveled, of indirectly "aiding the enemy," carries implications for the news media.

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...

Former CIA Officer To Face Prison For Leaking To Press

www.nytimes.com | Posted 03.07.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON -- 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 ...

Dan Froomkin

Squelching Secrets: Obama's Prosecutors Are Pursuing The Wrong Target

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of Patrick J. Fitzgerald's last cases as one of the nation's most prominent U.S. attorneys may turn out to be a misfire. John Kir...

Michael Calderone

Obama's War On Leaks

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.18.2012 | Media

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Obama administration Friday morning continued its headlong attack on the right of reporters to protect their confidential sources...

White House's War On Leaks Imperiling Journalists

nytimes.com | DAVID CARR | Posted 04.28.2012 | Media

In case after case, the Espionage Act has been deployed as a kind of ad hoc Official Secrets Act, which is not a law that has ever found traction in ...

Silent State

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

There is a barely visible but still significant war raging between a government obsessed with secrecy and whistleblowers seeking to expose waste, fraud, and wrongdoing.

John Rudolf

Arrest of Ex-CIA Official For Torture Leaks Called Unjust

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Human rights and open government advocates on Tuesday harshly criticized the Obama administration over the criminal charges brought against an ex-CIA ...

Ex-CIA Agent Charged With Leaking To Journalists

AP | Posted 03.24.2012 | Media

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) — An ex-CIA officer who helped track down and capture a top terror suspect was charged Monday with disclosing classified s...

'Reluctant Spy' Author John Kiriakou Reveals New Details On Zubaydah And Al Qaeda

CNN | Pam Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Washington (CNN) -- Just months after the 9/11 attacks, the United States appeared to have its biggest catch in the newly launched war on terror. Abu...

Colbert: Waterboard Kiriakou, CIA Faker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

John Kiriakou, the former CIA employee whose claims about waterboarding became an oft-cited defense of the torture practice, got the "Colbert Report" ...

Ex-CIA Operative John Kiriakou Retracts Waterboarding Claim:

Foreign Policy | Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terr...

Graham Cites Debunked News Story As Proof Torture Works

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hmm, not a great moment. While directing hostile questioning at a witness during the Senate torture hearing, GOP Senator Lindsey Graham cited an infam...

How ABC Interview Tilted Torture Debate

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In late 2007, there was the first crack of daylight into the government's use of waterboarding during interrogations of Al Qaeda detainees. On Dec. 10...

Ex-CIA Official: Torture Ban A "Great Leap Forward"

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama took a major step toward undoing the interrogation and detention policies of the Bush administration on Thursday, issuing four ...