Reporter James Risen won’t be called to testify again in CIA leak case

Rubric: CIA | 14 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Reporter James Risen won’t be called to testify again in CIA leak case

After Years-Long Legal Battle, New York Times’ James Risen Will Not Testify in Leak Case. New York Times reporter James Risen will not be called to testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer charged with leaking classified information, the Department of Justice said in court papers filed Monday. District Court in Alexandra, Va., federal prosecutors asked the court to “exclude James Risen as an unavailable witness” and said the jury “should draw no inferences, favorable or unfavorable” based on his absence as a witness. After multiple efforts to compel the two-time Pulitzer winner to testify—first in 2008 during the Bush administration and again in 2011 under Obama—“the ...

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Petraeus case: ‘Charges recommended’ for ex-CIA boss

Rubric: CIA | 13 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Petraeus case: ‘Charges recommended’ for ex-CIA boss

Prosecutors said to recommend charges against Petraeus. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA, officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. The Justice Department investigation stems from Petraeus’ relationship with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his CIA email account and other highly classified information. The delay has frustrated some Justice Department and FBI officials and investigators who have questioned whether Petraeus has received special treatment at a time Holder has led an unprecedented crackdown on government officials who ...

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Justice Department may charge former CIA Director David Petraeus, AP source …

Rubric: CIA | 13 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Justice Department may charge former CIA Director David Petraeus, AP source …

AP source: US weighs criminal charges for Petraeus. He has been accused of improperly providing classified information to a female Army Reserve officer with whom he was having an affair, the New York Times reported on Friday. The Justice Department investigation focuses on whether Petraeus gave his biographer Paula Broadwell, access to his CIA email account and other highly classified information. The recommendation leaves attorney-general Eric Holder facing a decision about whether to go ahead with the prosecution of one of the most respected military leaders of his generation who had once been talked of as a presidential candidate. The official says investigators have presented senior-level ...

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Report: US Prosecutors Press for Criminal Charges Against Ex-CIA Chief

Rubric: CIA | 13 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Report: US Prosecutors Press for Criminal Charges Against Ex-CIA Chief

AP source: US weighs criminal charges for Petraeus. The FBI and Justice Department are recommending felony charges be brought against retired Gen. He has been accused of improperly providing classified information to a female Army Reserve officer with whom he was having an affair, the New York Times reported on Friday. The Justice Department investigation focuses on whether Petraeus gave his biographer Paula Broadwell, access to his CIA email account and other highly classified information. The recommendation leaves attorney-general Eric Holder facing a decision about whether to go ahead with the prosecution of one of the most respected military leaders of his generation who had once been talked ...

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Former CIA Director Petraeus Should Be Charged, Say Prosecutors

Rubric: CIA | 13 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Former CIA Director Petraeus Should Be Charged, Say Prosecutors

David Petraeus facing possible criminal charges – reports. The US justice department is reported to be weighing up criminal charges against David Petraeus stemming from an investigation of whether the former CIA director gave a lover access to classified information. The New York Times on Friday quoted an unnamed official as saying prosecutors had recommended felony charges against the former general, who quit his CIA post in 2012 after admitting he had an affair with Paula Broadwell, an army reserve officer, while she was writing his biography. David H Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), officials ...

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Prosecutors weigh charges against former CIA chief David Petraeus involving …

Rubric: CIA | 12 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Prosecutors weigh charges against former CIA chief David Petraeus involving …

AP source: US weighs criminal charges for Petraeus. Federal prosecutors have recommended that retired general and former CIA director David Petraeus face criminal charges for passing classified information to a former lover, according to people familiar with the case. The recommendation leaves attorney-general Eric Holder facing a decision about whether to go ahead with the prosecution of one of the most respected military leaders of his generation who had once been talked of as a presidential candidate. The recommendation, reported Friday by The New York Times, came more than two years after Petraeus, a retired four-star army general, quit the top intelligence post as news circulated of his ...

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CIA inspector general reportedly will resign at end of month

Rubric: CIA | 8 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
CIA inspector general reportedly will resign at end of month

CIA’s internal watchdog quits in wake of ‘torture report’ dispute. The CIA’s internal watchdog, who investigated a dispute between the CIA and US Congress regarding the handling of records of the CIA’s detention and interrogation activities, has resigned from the spy agency now embattled after the release of a “torture” report. The outgoing chairman of the Senate intelligence committee is urging a series of policy and legislative changes to ensure that the U.S. government never again tortures detainees, even as polls show that a majority of Americans believe harsh CIA interrogations after Sept. 11, 2001 attacks against the U.S. were justified. But before we close the ...

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Feinstein urges changes to avoid repeat of CIA torture

Rubric: CIA | 8 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Feinstein urges changes to avoid repeat of CIA torture

Barack Obama advised to make laws to ensure US ‘torture’ techniques are never used again. President Barack Obama has called the practices torture, something former CIA officials dispute. The executive summary of the Senate report, written by Feinstein staff members, documents CIA mismanagement and misrepresentations, some of which the agency has acknowledged. But before we close the book on six sordid years of Democratic demagoguery and investigations, let the record show that the opponents of the CIA interrogation program were completely and utterly defeated. Army interrogation methods under legislation that former Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein says she’ll ...

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CIA Inspector General David Buckley to Resign

Rubric: CIA | 8 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
CIA Inspector General David Buckley to Resign

After hacking controversy, CIA watchdog resigns. WASHINGTON – The CIA’s inspector general will resign this month but US officials said Monday his departure is not related to his finding last year that the spy agency hacked into computers used by Senate aides. Buckley had most recently investigated a dispute between the CIA and Congress over records of the agency’s detention and interrogation program, but officials on both sides said his resignation had no connection to politics or his work as inspector general.The outgoing chairman of the Senate intelligence committee is urging a series of policy and legislative changes to ensure that the U.S. government never again tortures detainees, ...

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New York Times reporter James Risen testifies in CIA espionage case

Rubric: CIA | 8 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
New York Times reporter James Risen testifies in CIA espionage case

Defiant on Witness Stand, Times Reporter Says Little. ALEXANDRIA, Va. ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A New York Times reporter is providing little assistance to prosecutors as they put a former CIA officer on trial for allegedly leaking classified information about a botched operation in Iran. District Court in Alexandria, where ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling goes on trial next week on charges he illegally leaked national security information to Risen that the journalist used in his 2006 book, “State of War.” For years, Risen has been resisting efforts to compel his testimony, citing an obligation to protect the confidentiality of his sources. The hearing — which will be public, though ...

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