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Posts Tagged ‘Justice Department

US Justice Department covered ATF Operation Fast and Furious botched gun sales

July 6, 2011

Members of Congress investigating the ATF’s botched gun-tracking operation say it now appears that the Justice Department “obstructed” their attempts to find out what happened. They also expressed deep concern about the possibility that the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency already knew about — and may even have been working with — the people […]

All Web Surfing to be Tracked?

January 27, 2011

The US Justice Department wants Internet service providers and cell phone companies to be required to hold on to records for longer to help with criminal prosecutions. “Data retention is fundamental to the department’s work in investigating and prosecuting almost every type of crime,” US deputy assistant attorney general Jason Weinstein told a congressional subcommittee. […]

WikiLeaks conclusively reveals extent to which politicians have been lying to their citizens

January 16, 2011

WikiLeaks was founded in 2006 with a moral dimension. “The goal is justice,” wrote founder Julian Assange on the homepage, “the method is transparency.” What WikiLeaks has given us is truth, including rare and precious insight into how and why so many innocent people have suffered in reigns of terror disguised as wars, and executed […]

Concerning WikiLeaks, isn’t Government supposed to operate openly and citizens entitled to privacy?

December 28, 2010

Glenn Greenwald writes in Salon: “The Justice Department is engaged in an all-out crusade to figure out how to shut down WikiLeaks and imprison Julian Assange. It is subjecting Bradley Manning to unbelievably inhumane conditions in order to manipulate him into providing needed testimony to prosecute Assange. Recall that in 2008 — long before anyone […]

US tries to build a case against Julian Assange

December 17, 2010

Federal prosecutors, seeking to build a case against the WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange for his role in a huge dissemination of classified government documents, are looking for evidence of any collusion in his early contacts with an Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking the information. Justice Department officials are trying to find out whether Assange […]

Pentagon and FBI prosecutors eye WikiLeaks

August 22, 2010

Pentagon lawyers believe that online whistleblower group WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange acted illegally in disclosing thousands of classified Afghanistan war reports and other material, and federal prosecutors are exploring possible criminal charges, officials familiar with the matter said. A joint investigation by the Army and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still in […]

Justice Department opens Goldman Sachs criminal investigation

May 1, 2010

The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into possible securities fraud in mortgage trading at Goldman Sachs, law enforcement sources said Friday. The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan and the FBI are conducting the probe, which sources said has been underway for weeks. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the […]

Acts of treason attributed to U.S. Government officials

March 2, 2010

Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator, claims that the following government officials have committed what amount to acts of treason. They are lawmakers Dennis Hastert, Bob Livingston, Dan Burton, Roy Blunt, Stephen Solarz and Tom Lantos, as well as at least three members of George W. Bush’s inner circle: Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz and Marc […]

Long-suppressed report coming on CIA interrogations

August 23, 2009

A long-suppressed report by the Central Intelligence Agency’s inspector general to be released next week reveals that CIA interrogators staged mock executions as part of the agency’s post-9/11 program to detain and question terror suspects, NEWSWEEK has learned. The purpose of the report was to examine how the CIA program had been conducted, and whether […]