Obama's efforts to control leaks 'most aggressive since Nixon', report finds

Administration’s tactics, which include using Espionage Act to pursue leakers, have had chilling effect on accountability – study

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Karen McVeigh The Guardian [UK] 10 October 2013

Barack Obama has pursued the most aggressive “war on leaks” since the Nixon administration, according to a report published on Thursday that says the administration’s […]

Manning Is Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

Charlie Savage The New York Times 7/30/2013

A military judge on Tuesday found Pfc. Bradley Manning not guilty of “aiding the enemy” for his release of hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks for publication on the Internet, rejecting the government’s unprecedented effort to bring such a charge in a leak case.

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U.S. charges Edward Snowden with espionage in leaks about NSA surveillance programs

Peter Finn and Sari Horowitz The Washington Post 6/21/2013

Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. […]

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Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks

Attorney General Eric Holder’s plans to sit down with media representatives to discuss guidelines for handling investigations into leaks to the news media have run into trouble.

The Associated Press issued a statement Wednesday objecting […]

Does the First Amendment Protect ‘Bloggers’?

The Judge weighed in this morning after a leading Democrat raised questions about what defines a journalist nowadays.

Fox News Insider 5/28/2013

In light of the recent DOJ scandals involving the Associated Press and Fox News, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) raised questions about how a journalist should be defined in this day and age of […]

Did Eric Holder lie in Congressional testimony last week?

Ed Morrissey Hot Air 5/24/2013

That’s the question asked by Katie Pavlich and Jim Hoft after the revelation that Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved the application for a warrant on Fox News’ James Rosen as a potential co-conspirator in espionage. Last week, under relatively friendly questioning from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) about the Department […]