Skip to comments.Defiant on Witness Stand, Times Reporter Says Little
Posted on 01/06/2015 1:57:32 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
ALEXANDRIA, Va. After losing a seven-year legal battle, James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, reluctantly took the witness stand in federal court here on Monday, but refused to answer any questions that could help the Justice Department identify his confidential sources.
Mr. Risen said he would not say anything to help prosecutors bolster their case against Jeffrey A. Sterling, a former C.I.A. officer who is set to go on trial soon on charges of providing classified information to Mr. Risen for his 2006 book, State of War.
The Justice Department first subpoenaed Mr. Risen to testify in the case against Mr. Sterling in 2008, and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. authorized the subpoena again in 2011. The attempt to force Mr. Risen to disclose his sources has come to symbolize the Obama administrations crackdown on government officials who talk to reporters about national security matters. . .
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Perhaps he was mounted astride a rampaging charger, sword drawn, as he fought the minions of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy?
So is he invoking the 5th and then making statements to the contrary?
There, I fixed it.
The Obama administration is targeting the Navy Seal who talked. Stole his thunder.
Obama’s bragging about Seal Team Six killing Bin Laden lead to the killing of 23 members of Seal Team Six a few months after the raid.
Loose Lips Sink Ships!!!!
“The intercept program has uncovered al Qaida plots, and public exposure cripples it, Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden said at a news conference Monday. Now deputy director of National Intelligence, Hayden was head of the NSA went the intercept program was started.
Among the plots uncovered was one by Iyman Faris, a naturalized U.S. citizen living in Ohio, to blow up the Brooklyn bridge, sources say. Faris discussed the plan on the phone with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, then al Qaida’s operations officer.”
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