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Hillary Clinton Aides Blocked the Release of Public Records

During her tenure as secretary of state, Clinton’s staff “scrutinized politically sensitive documents requested [by members of the public] under public-records [disclosure] law” and chose not to release them when they felt like it, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing “people with direct knowledge of the activities.”

Posted on May 20, 2015 READ MORE



Obama Administration: Judges Can’t Stop Us From Classifying Whatever We Want

U.S. Justice Department attorneys argued—at a hearing on a lawsuit seeking to make public the videotapes of a prisoner being force-fed at Guantanamo Bay prison—that courts cannot order the unsealing of evidence that has been classified by the government.

Posted on May 9, 2015 READ MORE



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DEA Covering Up Surveillance on Americans, Report Says

According to a report published by Reuters on Monday, a secret special unit within the Drug Enforcement Administration is using data from Internet and phone records obtained by the NSA to help launch investigations in the U.S. that are largely unrelated to national security issues.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Alexa O’Brien

Alexa O’Brien believes that work is the purpose of life. Right now, her life consists of bringing the government’s prosecution of Pfc. Bradley Manning to the public.

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 READ MORE


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Obama Orders Review of Government Secrecy

Seeking to break with eight interminable years of information lockdown, President Obama ordered two studies on Wednesday that would review the government’s procedures of classifying state secrets and the degree to which information is being held from the public. National Security Adviser James Jones, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have been assigned to head the investigations.

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