The Liberty Coalition, a transpartisan public policy group dedicated to preserving the Bill of Rights, personal autonomy and individual privacy today sent a petition signed by 30 liberal, libertarian and conservative groups
The National Security Whistleblowers Coalition obtained a copy of an official complaint filed by a veteran FBI Special Agent, Gilbert Graham, with the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General. Report the violation of the Foreign Intellig
In a historic ruling against the FBI, a federal court jury unanimously held that the FBI illegally retaliated against Jane Turner, a 25-year veteran agent. The federal jury found that the FBI retaliated against Ms. Turner when it downgraded her perf
You'd think a guy who helped bring down a corrupt congressman would get the thanks of a grateful government. But you, of course, would be wrong. Like so many other disillusioined ex-CIA, FBI and other erstwhile spooks, Haig Melkessetian's c
Middle-aged men having sex with 12- to 15-year-olds was too much for Ben Johnston, who blew the whistle on his employer, DynCorp. "...buying and selling women for their own personal enjoyment, and brag about the various ages the slaves they ha
The inspectors general entrusted to unearth waste, fraud and abuse in federal agencies are increasingly under attack, as top government officials they scrutinize try to erode the watchdogs' independence and authority.
One night in mid-April, the steel door clanked shut on detainee No. 200343 at Camp Cropper, the US military’s maximum-security detention site in Baghdad. The detainee was Donald Vance, a 29-year-old Navy veteran from Chicago who went to Iraq as a sec
Exposing the truth has not been easy for Joe Darby. He turned in the pictures of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib in Iraq – pictures he discovered purely by accident.
He knew there were problems. He didn't think he was one of them. In 2002, decorated FBI Special Agent Mike German was investigating meetings between terrorism suspects. When he discovered other officers had jeopardized the investigation by vio
In the years leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Dzakovic says, the team was able to breach security about 90% of the time, sneaking bombs and submachine guns past airport screeners. Expensive new bomb detection machines consistently
Sibel Edmonds, who formed the 100-plus member National Security whistle-blowers Coalition in 2002, began working as a linguist for the FBI the week after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
Most people first heard about Russell Tice last December when the former National Security Agency intelligence analyst asked to testify before Congress about NSA programs he claims are illegal.
So first the ACLU leadership tries to silence the speech of their own board members that are critical of their decisions. Now they want to destroy any evidence that might reveal their hypocrisies further. This brought to mind the huge internal conf
Today, foreign influence, the most baneful foe of our republican government, has its tentacles entrenched in almost all major decision making and policy producing bodies of the US government machine. It does so not secretly, since its self-serving a
Four government auditors who monitor leases for oil and gas on federal property say the Interior Dept suppressed their efforts to recover millions of dollars from companies they said were cheating the government. The accusations, many of them in fou
A French produced film exploring the the case of Sibel Edmonds, the former contract translator, and real pain in the ass to the FBI, and the Bush Adminstration. Also, includes a quiz about the history of her case. Try it.
Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst, leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971. Now he is calling on officials within the government to leak "the Pentagon Paper of the Middle East," to short-circuit another possible war.
The opinion invoked the ancient doctrine of sovereign immunity which is based on the old English legal maxim that "The King Can Do No Wrong." It is an absolute defense to any legal action unless the "sovereign" consents to be sued
When no one seemed to be stepping up to correct what he saw as critical security flaws in a fleet of refurbished Coast Guard patrol boats, De Kort did just about the only thing left he could think of to get action: He made a video and posted it on Yo
Michael DeKort was frustrated. The 41-year-old Lockheed Martin engineer had complained to his bosses. He told his story to government investigators. He had called congressmen. But when no one seemed to be stepping up to correct
The letter claims that EPA-funded research on the toxicity of breathable alkaline dust at the site “falsified pH results” to make the substance appear benign, when it was, in reality, corrosive enough to cause first responders to lose pulmonary funct
Federal prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to review how the media obtained confidential information in the case of seven men accused of plotting attacks against Chicago's Sears Tower and government buildings.
I have been reading very carefully through all the Sunday newspapers to try and analyze the truth from all the scores of pages claiming to detail the so-called bomb plot. Unlike the great herd of so-called security experts doing the media analysis.
The bill would eliminate the need for prosecutors to show that a leak damaged national security. Instead, they would have to show only that a government employee or contractor with access to classified information "knowingly and willfully"
Russell Tice, former National Security Agency intelligence analyst was served with a subpoena to testify in front of a federal grand jury. Mr. Tice “will be asked to testify and answer questions concerning possible violations of federal criminal law
The Bush administration is preparing a crackdown on intelligence leaks to the media and will try to pursue prosecutions in some recent cases, the chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Michigan Republican Rep.
A senior intelligence official is leading an effort within the Bush administration to defend former Defense Intelligence Agency China specialist Ronald Montaperto, who pleaded guilty recently to espionage-related charges involving Chinese intelligenc
A U.S. congressional panel has ordered Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to turn over documents on the probe into abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison after the Pentagon failed to respond to an earlier request. The House Government Reform Committ
The Senate yesterday acted quickly to plug a government accountability loophole created less than one month ago, when the Supreme Court's Garcetti v. Ceballos decision canceled constitutional free speech rights for government workers carrying out
Excerpts from the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling on government whistleblowers and reaction to the decision. "Employees who make public statements outside the course of performing their official duties retain some possibility of First Amendment p