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'Only Did the Right Thing When He Got Caught': Trump Reportedly Knew of Whistleblower Complaint When He Unfroze Ukraine Aid
"It was only until he felt that he was being exposed that he actually stepped up and actually released the funds."
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The Tale of the Whistleblower
Why is it so important for people like Jim Jordan to be able to talk to the whistleblower to discover what happened?
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The US government has been waging a war against the First Amendment. Assange has become a political prisoner of this war. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Views
The Prosecution of Julian Assange Calls for the Public’s Defense of Free Speech
If the US government succeeds in extraditing Assange to the US where he faces 175 years in prison without any chance of fair trial, it not only leads to possible execution of an innocent man, but also the death of a free press as a guardian of democracy.
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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, who has been deeply concerned about the treatment of Assange and his health, has been warning the public that Assange has been subjected to psychological torture.(Photo: David G Silvers. Cancillería del Ecuador) Views
Assange’s Extradition Is a Case About the Crimes of Empire
The U.S. government’s prosecution of Assange is and always has been politically motivated. He is there for exposing the war crimes of the U.S. empire.
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'Whoa,' Says Edward Snowden as Sanders Vows to End Prosecution of Whistleblowers Under Espionage Act
"This is the most important stance any candidate has taken affecting press freedom so far. Hopefully this will force others to follow," said Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press foundation
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Assange Lawyer Decries 'Legally Unprecedented' Assault on Journalism as Judge Denies Request to Delay US Extradition Hearing
"This is part of an avowed war on whistleblowers to include investigative journalists and publishers."
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The national security state and politicians should not be the sole gatekeepers of what information circulates in the public sphere. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
The Ukraine Whistleblowers and the Rise of Partisan Whistleblowing
This moment should spark a conversation about the place of national security whistleblowing in a democratic society.
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The September 2014 edition of Wired, which featured Snowden embracing the American flag. (Photo: Wired magazine cover detail/with overlay) Views
Understanding the Two Types of Whistleblowers
Legal whistleblowers work within the system seeking to make the government work better. Civil disobedience whistleblowers go outside the system (and the law) seeking to change or disrupt government policy.
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Human rights lawyer and whistleblower defender Jesselyn Radack said that Frese's indictment was more evidence of the Trump administration's "chilling message" to the intelligence community. (Image: merznatalia/iStock) News
As Impeachment Swirls, Trump Vows Continued Crackdown on Whistleblowers After Arrest of Intelligence Analyst
"If you go through internal channels... you're a spy," said one whistleblower advocate. "If you go to the press, you'll be indicted ... as a spy."
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Attorneys Say They Now Represent 'Multiple Whistleblowers' With Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine Call
One of the whistleblowers has "first-hand knowledge" about Trump's call with Ukraine's leader, according to attorney Mark Zaid.
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