Jesselyn Radack

Jesselyn Radack

Jesselyn Radack is a national security and human rights attorney who heads the 'Whistleblower & Source Protection' project at ExposeFacts. Follow her on Twitter: @JesselynRadack

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The National Security Agency (NSA) logo is shown on a computer screen inside the Threat Operations Center at the NSA in Fort Meade. U.S. President George W. Bush visited the ultra-secret National Security Agency on Wednesday to underscore the importance of his controversial order authorizing domestic surveillance without warrants. (Photo: Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
SolarWinds Is Not the 'Hack of the Century.' It’s Blowback for the NSA's Longtime Dominance of Cyberspace
Last month, the private security firm FireEye discovered a widespread breach of government and corporate computer networks through a so-called "supply chain" exploit of the network management firm SolarWinds, conducted by nation-state-level hackers, widely thought to be Russia. Most coverage of the...
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Insider Threat Program Training and Trump’s War on Leaks: A Chilling Combination for Whistleblowers
The Trump administration has declared a war on media leaks and called for the U.S. federal workforce and contractors to receive “anti-leak” training. The centerpiece of Trump’s anti-leak campaign, aside from early morning tweet-storms railing against leakers and media, is the National Insider...
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"As a general matter, whistleblowers try to call out wrongdoing while sustaining the least damage to themselves, their families, and their colleagues." Views
Friday, June 09, 2017
Reality Winner Is a Whistleblower
Reality Winner, the 25-year-old Air Force veteran and NSA contractor charged with mailing classified material to a news outlet, is a classic whistleblower. She hasn’t claimed that mantle, which is understandable given America’s love-hate relationship with whistleblowers. They are alternately...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
What Have We Done: Executive Power, Drones, and Trump?
The news is rife with President Trump’s threatened and actual military misadventures: in Syria, Yemen, and North Korea. But these military actions take on a new gravity considering the vast and secret powers Trump inherited. Former President Obama escalated the use of drone strikes —including in...
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Is the Vault 7 Source a Whistleblower?
It is the leakiest of times in the Executive Branch. Last week, Wikileaks published a massive and, by all accounts genuine, trove of documents revealing that the CIA has been stockpiling, and lost control of, hacking tools it uses against targets. Particularly noteworthy were the revelations that...
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Alternative "Facts" and the Fourth Estate
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, famously coined the Orwellian phrase "alternative facts" when pressed about flat out lies told the previous day by White House press secretary Sean Spicer regarding the crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The dictionary definition of...
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
The 'We Steal Secrets' Documentary on WikiLeaks Is Incredibly Biased
Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney's We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is slick and dangerous in the same way Zero Dark Thirty is.
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Sunday, December 09, 2012
What the New York Times Missed in Its 1st Article on Manning's Torture Hearing
[Saturday], the New York Times has its first independently-reported article on Pfc. Bradley Manning's almost cinematic torture hearing.
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Monday, December 03, 2012
Mainstream Media's Sparse Coverage of Bradley Manning Hearings
One of the most important trials of the decade is unfolding just outside of Washington, D.C. at Ft. Meade, MD: the court martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning for allegedly disclosing information to Wikileaks.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
State Dept. Proposes Firing Whistleblower Peter Van Buren for Exercising 1st Amendment Rights
The Washington Post reports that the State Department has proposed firing whistleblower Peter Van Buren .
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