U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said, Masri's "private interests must give way to the national interest in preserving state secrets,''. CIA tortured him for 5 months and had the wrong man.
On Aug. 6, 2001, CIA director George Tenet presented to President Bush his presidential daily briefing, a starting document titled, "Bin Laded Determined to Strike in US." Bush did nothing, asked for no further briefings on the issue, and
US District Judge T.S. Ellis agreed with the government that the case of Khaled el-Masri, who was abducted and tortured by the CIA, would risk national security by exposing state secrets about CIA activities vital to the US war on terrorism.
Letting defense contractors subsidize your wages really pays off. "Investigators are studying travel records of expensive trips to Hawaii and Europe taken by top CIA official Dusty Foggo and San Diego defense contractor Brent Wilkes,"
The Bush administration moved yesterday to separate General Michael Hayden's nomination to be the next CIA director from discussion of the secret domestic spying programs that he designed as head of the National Security Agency, in a seeming reve
The full Senate must vote to confirm Hayden as CIA director. Most independent experts said there was little from Thursday's session to suggest he would not easily be confirmed. [Way to make him sweat Arlen.]
Inquiries into allegations that CIA flights through Europe carried people to countries where they faced possible torture are encountering a stonewall by officials. It could be decades before the full truth about the allegations emerged.
A wave of CIA flights that secretly transferred terrorist suspects across Europe could only have been carried out with the knowledge of host nations, EU investigators quoted US officials as saying. Up to 50 people were moved across the continent to j
"On the day columnist Robert Novak's column first disclosed Valerie Wilson's identity, a "CIA official discussed in Libby's presence the dangers posed by disclosure of the CIA affiliation of one of its employees as had occurred
Tice was fired from the NSA last May. He said he plans to tell the committee staffers the NSA conducted illegal and unconstitutional surveillance of U.S. citizens while he was there with the knowledge of Hayden
Vice President Dick Cheney made handwritten notations on a July 2003 newspaper column that indicate he was focused on a critic of the administration's Iraq policy, according to a court filing in the C.I.A. leak case.
Another CIA officer—the agency's deputy inspector general, who had been probing criminal mistreatment by the CIA and its contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan—was startled to hear what she considered an outright lie in testimony
Law enforcement officials executed search warrants on the house and office of CIA's outgoing executive director as part of an investigation into corruption involving agency contracts, the FBI said. The CIA's third ranking official, Kyle **QQ*
The government urged a federal judge to block a lawsuit filed by a German national who says he was illegally held in a CIA-run prison in Afghanistan for four months and tortured.
The Pentagon has secretly shipped tens of thousands of small arms from Bosnia to Iraq in the past 2 years, using a web of private companies, at least one of which is a noted arms smuggler blacklisted by Washington and the UN. According to a report
Members of the European Parliament, in Washington to investigate reports of secret CIA prisons and detainee transfers in Europe, complained on Thursday Bush administration officials stonewalled them. "There was an exorbitant number of 'no
President Bush chose Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to lead the embattled CIA, re-igniting a debate over the domestic surveillance program that the one-time head of the National Security Agency once ran.
While director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Michael V. Hayden contracted the services of a top executive at the company at the center of the Randall "Duke" Cunningham bribery scandal, according to two former employess of the compan
[Other reasons to oppose him?] Even before President Bush has named his choice to take over the CIA, the Air Force general who is the front-runner drew fire from lawmakers who say a military man should not lead the civilian spy agency.
As for Goss' replacement, President Bush has settled on Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden. Hayden, 61, is the principal deputy to Negroponte and former director of the super-secret National Security Agency.
The lawyer for former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby said he would argue that his client revealed intelligence on Iraq after Vice President Cheney authorized it and President Bush declassified the information.
Intelligence and law enforcement sources said solid evidence had yet to emerge that Goss also went to the parties, but Goss and Foggo share a fondness for poker and expensive cigars, and the FBI investigation was continuing. Larry Johnson, a forme
A little-known White House advisory board convinced a reluctant President Bush to launch yet another high-profile shakeup of the nation's intelligence community and can CIA Director Porter Goss, sources said yesterday.
The press conference, in which General Hayden was attempting to answer journalists' questions about how the administration's domestic spying program appears to violate the 4th amendment. James Bamford asked General Hayden 2 questions towards
The Bush administration's efforts to plead innocence to charges of using torture before a key United Nations committee have been complicated by a new report from an influential human rights group suggesting otherwise.
CIA Director Porter Goss resigned suddenly Friday, nudged out after a turmoil-filled 19 months at the spy agency as it struggled to forge a new identity in an era of intelligence blunders and government overhauls.
Porter Goss, charged with revitalising the CIA after its failures of intelligence in the September 11 2001 attacks and the run-up to the Iraq war, abruptly resigned from his post yesterday barely a year after taking the job
Several publishers had competed for the million dollar plus memoir, scheduled to come out in the fall of 2007 and tentatively titled "Fair Game."
Wilson was not just undercover... but was part of an effort 3 years ago to monitor the proliferation of nuclear weapons material into Iran. And the sources allege that when Mrs. Wilson's cover was blown, part of the administration's ability t
A former Middle East specialist of the Central Intelligence Agency has condemned what he called an organised campaign of manipulation by the Bush administration to justify the Iraq war.