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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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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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Let’s Rein in Tax Cheats
The government’s treatment of UBS banking whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld, who is credited with shattering Swiss bank secrecy and revealing massive tax evasion by Americans, has alarmed government accountability advocates nationwide.
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Monday, June 02, 2008
Report on FBI Interrogations Omits the Lindh Case of Torture
Late last month, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General issued a positive report on the FBI's involvement in detainee interrogations in Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay and Iraq.
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Friday, February 04, 2005
A Whistle-Blower's Inside View of the Homeland Security Nominee
On Wednesday, in hearings on his nomination to be head of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff had this to say: "If you are dealing with something that makes you nervous, you'd better make sure that you are doing the right thing. And you'd better check it out…. You had better be very careful to make sure that whatever it is you decide to do falls well within what is required by the law." I could hardly believe my ears.
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