All Articles on Jeffrey Sterling

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Wife of Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Looks to Obama for Pardon
"Does the government have no shame in destroying one man's life?" asked Holly Sterling, wife of Jeffrey Sterling
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CIA Whistleblower to Civil Rights Groups: Where are You?
In open letter, Jeffrey Sterling questions groups' absence in his case
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Assessing the Candidates: Obama’s Whistleblower War Leaves Dangerous Legacy for Future Presidents
Here’s the thing about President Obama’s war on whistleblowers: In bringing espionage charges in nine cases involving disclosures or alleged misuse of classified information, the current administration has set a floor, rather than a ceiling, on the number and types of whistleblower espionage cases...
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Would Jeffrey Sterling Be in Prison If He Were White?
Last week CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling went to prison. If he were white, he probably wouldn’t be there. Sterling was one of the CIA’s few African-American case officers, and he became the first to file a racial discrimination lawsuit against the agency. That happened shortly before the CIA...
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Jeffrey Sterling vs. the CIA: An Untold Story of Race and Retribution
A dozen years before his recent sentencing to a 42-month prison term based on a jury’s conclusion that he gave classified information to a New York Times journalist, former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was in the midst of a protracted and fruitless effort to find someone in Congress willing to look...
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Jeffrey Sterling: The Latest Victim in the War on Whistleblowers
Former CIA operative learned the hard way that the feds will throw the book at anyone who embarrasses them.
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Don’t Grade Justice on a Warped Curve: Assessing the Case of Jeffrey Sterling
Yes, I saw the glum faces of prosecutors in the courtroom a few days ago, when the judge sentenced CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling to three and a half years in prison -- far from the 19 to 24 years they’d suggested would be appropriate. Yes, I get that there was a huge gap between the punishment...
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CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to Prison: The Latest Blow in the Government’s War on Journalism
It’s a warning shot—not only against whistleblowing but against basic communication with journalists by government employees.
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One Day After Sentencing, CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Tells His Side of the Story
"They already had the machine geared up against me. The moment that they felt there was a leak, every finger pointed at Jeffery Sterling."
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Sterling Verdict Another Measure of Declining Government Credibility on Secrets
Yesterday, Judge Leonie Brinkema sentenced Jeffrey Sterling to 42 months in prison for leaking information about a dubious CIA plot to deal nuclear blueprints to Iran to New York Times journalist James Risen. Given how circumstantial the case against Sterling was — consisting largely of metadata —...
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