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Ivins case’s inconvenient issue: his polygraph

The FBI and the National Academy of Science today jousted over the quality of science applied to solve the 2001 anthrax attacks, but another inconvenient piece of the puzzle seems to have been artfully swept under the rug: the fact...

By Jeff Stein  | February 15, 2011; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  
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Intelligence panels ignored CIA officer's pleas

Reform of the state secrets privilege, which allows the CIA and similar agencies to seek the dismissal of lawsuits by claiming they would harm national security, can't come come soon enough for ex-CIA officer Kevin Shipp. Last week Shipp went...

By Jeff Stein  | February 14, 2011; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Congress, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  | Tags:  Kevin Shipp; Rep. Frank R. Wolf; Mark Zaid  
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Our Man in Havana

The U.S.-Cuba spy wars have long seemed more Monty Python than John Le Carré. As if more proof were needed, Cuban prosecutors announced Friday that they would seek a 20-year jail term for an American contractor arrested more than a...

By Jeff Stein  | February 7, 2011; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  | Tags:  Alan Gross; Harry B. "Skip" Brandon; Saul Landau; Fidel Castro  
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FBI in hundreds of privacy violations, report finds

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported nearly 800 violations of privacy laws and regulations to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board from 2001 to 2008, according to records obtained by a watchdog group. The San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said...

By Jeff Stein  | January 31, 2011; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Congress, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  | Tags:  Electronic Frontier Foundation; Sen. Patrick Leahy  
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Lawyer in CIA leak case questioned by grand jury

A former lawyer for Jeffrey Sterling, a onetime CIA officer who has been charged with leaking secrets to New York Times reporter James Risen, was questioned about his client before a grand jury last September, he says. Washington, D.C. attorney...

By Jeff Stein  | January 23, 2011; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  
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Rep. Peter King's plan for hearings on Muslim 'radicalization' draws criticism from all sides

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has to be hoping that his planned hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims draws as much attention as his mere announcement of them. Or maybe not....

By Jeff Stein  | January 21, 2011; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Congress, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Ex-NASA employee charged in S. Korea case, Jeff Stein , January 10, 2011
The hidden hand in the free-Pollard campaign, Jeff Stein , January 5, 2011
Islamic group asks DoJ to review police training, Jeff Stein , December 20, 2010
Ex-China spy Li Fengzhi faces deportation, again, Jeff Stein , November 16, 2010
FBI offers reward for tips on Pentagon sniper, Jeff Stein , November 15, 2010
NYPD intelligence detectives go their own way, Jeff Stein , November 10, 2010
CIA Director Panetta warns employees on leaks, Jeff Stein , November 8, 2010
FBI’s computer woes continue, auditors say, Jeff Stein , October 20, 2010
FBI cheating confirmed by Justice Department , Jeff Stein , September 27, 2010
FBI misled Justice about spying on peace group, Jeff Stein , September 20, 2010
Israeli spies wooing U.S. Muslims, sources say, Jeff Stein , September 2, 2010
Did Russian spies fool the FBI?, By Jeff Stein , July 10, 2010
Spy swap is 'all but unprecedented', Jeff Stein , July 8, 2010
Russian spy case didn't take a holiday, Jeff Stein , July 6, 2010
Anna Chapman the movie?, Jeff Stein , July 2, 2010
Blackwater plunged into controversy again, Jeff Stein , June 27, 2010
Audit: El Paso Intelligence Center a bust , Jeff Stein , June 15, 2010
Holder & Company jump the gun on Shahzad, Jeff Stein , May 10, 2010
ATF needs a little love in Times Square, Jeff Stein , May 7, 2010
Times Square: Axles of evil, part deux, Jeff Stein , May 3, 2010
Former CIA official in sex case arrested, Jeff Stein , April 26, 2010
NYPD Intelligence making FBI blue , Jeff Stein , April 26, 2010
 
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