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Retired FBI Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel.


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Robert Mueller with President George W. Bush on July 5, 2001, as Bush nominated Mueller to be FBI Director., From ImagesAttr
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 9, 2018
"This is Nuts": Liberals Launch "Largest Mobilization in History" in Defense of Russiagate Probe Hundreds of thousands have pledged to take to the streets if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is removed, reflecting misplaced priorities and some fundamental misunderstandings, report Coleen Rowley and Nat Parry.
George W. Bush announces Robert Mueller to be director of the FBI, From GoogleImages
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Russia-gate's Mythical 'Heroes' The mainstream U.S. media sells the mythical integrity of fired FBI Director Comey and special Russia-gate prosecutor Mueller, but the truth is they have long histories as pliable political operatives
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Why This FBI Whistleblower Seconds Jill Stein's Call For A New 9/11 Investigation The FBI was only one of the agencies and political entities which strived to cover up the truth of why and how they all ignored a "system blinking red" in the months before the attacks. People still don't know the full truth about how 9/11 could have easily been prevented if only agencies and the Bush Administration had shared information internally.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 25, 2016
Behind FBI's Data-Access Fight with Apple FBI Director James Comey gained his reputation for integrity by standing up to George W. Bush's White House on a domestic spying issue but the fight was more tactical than principled, raising doubts about his current dispute with Apple over government accessing encrypted phone data, writes ex-FBI official Coleen Rowley.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2015
Visa Waiver Program Has Same Weak Links; Mass Surveillance and Terrorist Watchlisting Don't Work Yesterday's massacre in San Bernardino again underscores the ineffectiveness of relying upon bulk data collection and intelligence agencies' watch-listing processes to "keep us safe from terrorism."
Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Jesselyn Radack, Coleen Rowley and Thomas Drake on June 7, 2015, in front of Benjamin Franklin dedication of Kongresshalle in Berlin, Germany., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 14, 2015
Standing Up for Truth and Ben Franklin Because of the excessive secrecy exercised by the U.S. government, whistleblowing has become a necessity for American democracy, a reality that struck home to former FBI official Coleen Rowley and other whistleblowers as they encountered Benjamin Franklin's words in Germany.
Inside The NSA: America's Surveillance State, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 30, 2015
Real Democracy Promotion: Lord Acton and Tom Clancy vs John Yoo With its omnipresent surveillance, the US Government also began aggressively targeting and prosecuting whistleblowers and other sources, putting renowned journalists and publishers worldwide, even mainstream media like Associated Press, directly or incidentally in their surveillance crosshairs.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Legality of Drone Warfare or Illegality of Drone Assassination? Let a Real Debate Begin! when examining how to fix our mistakes, as President Obama rightly urged in recently acknowledging and apologizing for the mistaken drone killing of American and Italian aid workers, he was wrong to call attention, in the same breath, to America's exceptionalism. That will only establish bad legal precedents that will come back to haunt the U.S.
A scene of destruction after an aerial bombing in Azaz, Syria, Aug. 16, 2012., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 26, 2014
Selling "Peace Groups" on US-Led Wars Afghanistan is still in shambles with the majority of the people living in extreme poverty; Libya, which had the highest GDP per capita and life expectancy on the continent, is now a failed state; Western intervention transformed Iraq from an emerging country with moderate prosperity into an impoverished country with a starving population.
A Predator drone firing a missile., From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Beheadings v. Drone Assassinations As gruesome as the Islamic Front's videotaped beheadings are, there is ambiguity over whether the U.S. government's death-by-drone is any less horrific, with some victims crawling about with severed limbs and others just collateral damage, a moral dilemma addressed by ex-FBI official Coleen Rowley.
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(58 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2014
Memorandum For: Angela Merkel: Beware of Fixed Intelligence on Ukraine-- Think WMDs ...accusations of a major Russian "invasion" of Ukraine appear not to be supported by reliable intelligence. Rather, the "intelligence" seems to be of the same dubious, politically "fixed" kind used 12 years ago to "justify" the U.S.-led attack on Iraq. We saw no credible evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq then; we see no credible evidence of a Russian invasion now.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 3, 2014
Misguided Honor for Condi Rice U.S. officials lecture others about respecting international law and punishing human rights crimes, but those principles are ignored when the violators are U.S. officials. Offenders like ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice even get honors, as Coleen Rowley and Todd E. Pierce note.
President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush (with First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush) walk to a White House event on May 31, 2012., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Obama Ensnared in Bush's Abuses President Obama’s fateful decision – after winning the 2008 election to seek “continuity” rather than “change” and “to look forward, not backward” – has trapped him in a web of constitutional abuses that began in the Bush-43 presidency and extended into his own, as Coleen Rowley describes.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Aug. 30, 2013, claimed to have proof that the Syrian government was responsible fo, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 24, 2014
A New Neocon Push for Syrian War The neocon agenda of “regime change” in disfavored countries continues unabated with new pressure for a U.S. military intervention in Syria, billed as “humanitarian” and coupled with ridicule for anyone who favors the frustrating course of diplomacy, as ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley explains.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 18, 2014
The Tackling Torture Video Contest Finalists announced — JURY AND AUDIENCE VOTING BEGINS Tackling Torture Video Contest Finalists announced--Jury and Audience Voting Begins
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California., From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 7, 2013
Feinstein's Phony Excuse for NSA Spying After 9/11, the excuse for missing clues was too much data -- trying to sip from a fire hose -- but with the priority now excusing NSA spying, the metaphor is for more data -- you can't find a needle in a haystack without a haystack. Twelve years after 9/11, it's time to stop using it to justify illegal and counterproductive policies.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 20, 2013
Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons The revelation that the family of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings was from Chechnya prompted new speculation about the attack as Islamic terrorism. Less discussed was the history of U.S. neocons supporting Chechen terrorists as a strategy to weaken Russia.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 28, 2013
Why We're Going to Dallas for the People's Response to the Bush Lie-Bury Indifference to crimes against humanity committed by our highest elected officials administration after administration reveals the appalling depths of America's moral decay.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 28, 2013
George W. Bush's Lie-bury As minor African despots are dragged before the International Criminal Court, ex-President George W. Bush remains free, despite having committed major war crimes like torture and aggressive war. With the blood of hundreds of thousands on his hands, he will now celebrate his presidential library.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 6, 2013
10 Years Later, Preemption Still Doesn't Work Ten years ago, I made the ultimately futile effort of writing to FBI Director Robert Mueller warning that he needed to tell the truth about the Bush administration's unjustified decision to preemptively invade Iraq and the likelihood it would prove counterproductive. At the time, Mueller well knew of Vice President Dick Cheney's lying about Saddam's connection to 9/11 and other administration exaggerations to gin up the war.

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