clearly-illegal

The Justice Department’s Refusal to Prosecute CIA for Illegal Surveillance

In 1976 and again in 1977, the Justice Department decided not to prosecute anyone for the Central Intelligence Agency’s illegal surveillance and mail openings. The report issued in 1977 reveals the Justice Department’s highly flawed reasons, which were based on internal inconsistencies, factual errors, the omission of highly relevant and well documented facts. Among other things, […]

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Documents Confirm DOJ Gave PROMIS Software to a Phantom Israeli Spy

Newly released Justice Department documents confirm what several Inslaw witnesses have been saying for decades, that a copy of Inslaw’s PROMIS software was given to Israel. While some of these documents were provided to the House Judiciary Committee investigating the Inslaw affair, others were withheld. These records reveal several critical points in the Inslaw affair. Previous […]

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How the White House Killed Congressional Oversight of Covert Activities

In 1987, Ronald Reagan received tentative praise for strengthening oversight of intelligence activities and covert actions in the wake of Iran-Contra. After negotiating with Congress, the President agreed to a new set of standards and began working on officially implementing them. Among other things, he would be required to notify the Congress of covert activities within no more […]

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The Leaked WikiLeaks Investigation File

There are a few problems that we, collectively, haven’t addressed with last week’s Daily Dot article and with how we’re looking at it. Almost immediately, the article became incendiary and divisive between those who dismissed it as propaganda and those who embraced it until they were embracing conclusions not supported, or even made, by the article. With a […]

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Everything the FBI will let you know about the Petraeus investigation

In 2012 and 2013, former CIA Director David Petraeus was investigated by the FBI, the Director of National Intelligence and the military for his extramarital affair which resulted in disclosing classified information to his mistress, archivist and biographer Paula Broadwell in the scandal that forced him to resign as CIA Director. This Friday, the FBI very quietly released […]

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