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My name is Jesselyn Radack and I am the former Justice Department ethics attorney and whistleblower in the case of "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh. In today's issue of The National Law Journal (Feb. 19, 2007), I have an Op-Ed entitled "Targeting Lawyers" on what it really looks like when the government tries to control attorneys acting on behalf of terrorism suspects and, if it cannot control them, punish them. I speak from personal experience in being blacklisted by this Administration.

http://www.patriotictruthteller.net

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Monday, September 30, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Disappearing the Whistleblower: We Would Not Be Talking About NSA Without Edward Snowden Daily Kos: Disappearing the Whistleblower: We Would Not Be Talking About NSA Without Edward Snowden

Friday, April 6, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Truth About Espionage Act Prosecution Against Whistleblower John Kiriakou It's outrageous that John Kiriakou, a whistleblower, is the ONLY INDIVIDUAL TO BE PROSECUTED IN RELATION TO THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S TORTURE PROGRAM . The interrogators who tortured prisoners, the officials who gave the orders, the attorneys who authored the torture memos, and the CIA agents who destroyed the interrogation tapes have not been held professionally accountable, much less charged with crimes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Thomas Drake and I on Democracy Now Discussing NSA's Warrantless Spying discussing the NSA's spying on American citizens, Drake's experience as the fourth person in history prosecuted under the Espionage Act for alleged mishandling of classified information, and Justice Department's using the Espionage Act as back-door of creating an Official Secrets Act to silence media sources and discourage potential whistleblowers.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WaPo: State Proposes Firing Whistleblower Peter Van Buren for Exercising 1st Amendment Rights Peter Van Buren's story, & his determination to tell the truth about Iraq, reveals the rot at the State Department to be pervasive & vindictive.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Former Classification Czar: Information Drake Accused of Retaining Never Should Have Been Classified These developments - victories in suits against Rumsfeld, bucking the Justice Department's claims of secrecy, and classification experts writing that even a 6-year-old knows what a secret is - should signal to the Obama administration that its policy of "looking forward" to avoid accountability for Bush-era abuses like torture while looking backward to prosecute whistleblowers - in Judge Bennett's works at the Drake sentencing

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Punishment for NSA & DOJ Overclassification in Drake Case that former classification czar J. William Leonard filed a formal complaint with his former office - the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) - requesting punishment for the National Security Agency (NSA) and Justice Department officials who improperly classified documents in the Espionage Act case against NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Government Accessing Journalists' Phone Records There's a lot of MSM attention being paid to the most recent of three identical subpoenas issued to New York Times investigative reporter James Risen to reveal his source, widely known to be whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling. Risen submitted an amazing affidavit that should be required reading for anyone who cares about a free press.

Monday, May 16, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The New Yorker's Damning Dissection of "Leak" Prosecution of Thomas Drake Former National Security Agency (NSA) official Thomas Drake faces some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American: trial under the Espionage Act for allegedly "retaining" classified information. Thankfully, The New Yorker has put this case under a miscroscope and revealed this criminalization of whistleblowing to be the government covering up for its own sins of secret domestic surveillance.

Saturday, March 12, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Kafka: Gov't Tries Barring Newspaper Articles, Whistleblowing & Over-Classification at Drake Trial Whistleblowers, secret codes, secrecy zits, disclosure, conflicted legal rulings- the bizarre world of our Justice Department.

Friday, March 11, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Kafka: Gov't Tries Barring Newspaper Articles, Whistleblowing & Over-Classification at Drake Trial The government's motion on over-classification claims that whether Drake thought there was rampant over-classification "is irrelevant." Over-classification is not a "thought" or theory that Drake or anyone else had. It is a fact of the Bush administration.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WaPo, Politico, Washingtonian: Portrait of an Overzealous Prosecutor Recent news coverage of prosecutor William Welch's leadership of the Justice Department's war on whistle-blowers reveals that his overzealous and shady tactics weren't restricted to his handling of the botched prosecution of late-Senator Ted Stevens, a case that landed Welch and his team in a pile of still ongoing criminal investigations. Welch's tactics are at best idiosyncratic and ineffective and at worst unethical.

Friday, January 21, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
DOJ: So-Called "Leakers" Are More Dangerous Than Spies The strength of government's unyielding animus toward whistleblowers is no more evident than in the latest statements from disgraced prosecutor William Welch, who is "redeeming" himself amidst prosecutorial misconduct allegations stemming from the botched case against late-senator Ted Stevens by prosecuting whistleblowers like Thomas Drake under the Espionage Act.

Friday, January 21, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Justice Department Leakers of Classified Info. Get a Pass Three months ago, journalist Michael Isikoff noted the disturbing "Double Standard" in White House Leak Inquiries. But now it's not just the Executive Branch. Josh Gerstein of Politico just published an article on how a judge ruled that the Justice Department can keep secret names of its own lawyers who leak classified information.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Whistleblower Rollercoaster & Espionage Hysteria The bizarre behavior of our government following the Wikileaks disclosures illustrates the growing totalitarianism of the Obama administration. With fascism creeping ever closer, it is necessary for people of good conscience to do more than merely complain. It is time to act.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
McCarthyism on Steroids: Monitoring Americans The federal government, under the phony auspices of anti-terrorism, is vacuuming up untold quantities of data on citizens in this country. All in the name of keeping us "safe". George Orwell's prophetic anti-vision has arrived.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Unnecessary lies: A whistleblower's perspective on Necessary Secrets Schoenfeld identifies a problem -- the publication of true facts that are secret. But he never plumbs the deeper and more salient question: What if the true and secret facts are illegal?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Wash. Post Profile: Thomas Drake (An NSA Whistleblower We Would Have Cheered During the Bush Years) Drake is guilty of defending the Constitution against the ravages of the Bush administration. I think he's a hero. If you agree, please contact Attorney General Holder

Saturday, July 10, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Spy Swap Reveals Injustice of Prosecuting Patriotic American for Espionage The indictment of whistleblower Tom Drake is a pathological perversion of the truth. The government spied on us, so that makes him a "spy" for revealing their lie?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 (22 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Charging Wikileaks Source: The Nail in the Coffin of Whistblowers I don't care if it's Bush or Obama at the helm. The biggest crimes of our generation--torture, warrantless wiretapping, and extraordinary rendition--would not have come to light but for the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. For the hand-wringing "but we can't willy-nilly reveal classified information" crowd, do you think Abu Ghraib wasn't classified?

Thursday, February 25, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Yoo's Gift to President Obama: Return to Sender Bush administration torture lawyer John Yoo continues to delude himself, and anyone who might believe his lies.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Breaking Justice Dept. Corruption in Birkenfeld Case: U.S. Gave UBS Kingpin Immunity It's gone from bad to worse. I've written previously about how Brad Birkenfeld, the whistleblower who shattered 75 years of Swiss bank secrecy, is the only one going to jail in this multi-billion dollar scandal. But now my dyspepsia has turned to projectile vomiting. I have asked in previous diaries why, when the U.S. had UBS kingpin Martin Liechti in its claws, it set him scot-free back to Switzerland.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
DHS Spies on Maryland Peace Activists: It's Worse Than We Thought Today's WaPo has an article opaquely titled "Federal Agency Aided Md. Spying" it's worse than originally reported. Initial reports were that Maryland police classified nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names into state and federal terrorist watch lists for opposing the death penalty and Iraq war. But it's the other way around: DHS spied on peaceful protest groups and gave the information to state police.

Friday, March 16, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Note to Congress: Hear from the Small Fish Who've Had Their Careers Destroyed by Bush While it's heartening that Congress has heard testimony from the massacred U.S. Attorneys, and will hear today from the world's most famous undercover spy, Valerie Plame, Congress is long overdue to hear from the others out there who have had their careers destroyed by this Administration.

Friday, March 2, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
December's U.S. Attorney Massacre: The Plot Thickens two fired U.S. attorneys refused to rush trials against democrats-- trials that might have helped incumbent Republicans in tight races.