James Risen

James Risen, a best-selling author and former New York Times reporter, is The Intercept’s senior national security correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. 

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Saturday, June 09, 2018
Donald Trump's Surveillance of New York Times Reporter Is a True Declaration of War Against the Press
Donald Trump’s real war on the press has finally begun. Ever since he began his campaign for president, Trump has engaged in a largely rhetorical battle against the press, casting the reporters who cover him as the enemy of the average American and as disseminators of what he calls “fake news.” But...
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Saturday, February 10, 2018
US Secretly Negotiated With Russians to Buy Stolen NSA Documents—And the Russians Offered Trump-Related Material, Too
The United States intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents from Russian operatives, according to sources familiar with the matter. The operation has also inadvertently yielded a cache of documents purporting to relate...
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
CIA Director Met Advocate of Disputed DNC Hack Theory - At Trump's Request
CIA Director Mike Pompeo met late last month with a former U.S. intelligence official who has become an advocate for a disputed theory that the theft of the Democratic National Committee’s emails during the 2016 presidential campaign was an inside job, rather than a hack by Russian intelligence...
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