WHISTLEBLOWER SECTION Whistle-1 Whistle-2a-Snowden Whistle-2b Snowden Links Whistle-3a Kiriakou FBI (here-*) Whistle-3b Kiriakou Articles Whistle-3c Kiriakou Links Whistle-3d Kiriakou Comments --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BACKGROUND - JOHN KIRIAKOU CIA Counterterrorism officer o CIA Officer 1990 -2004 (not sure if he was on duty in the CIA that whole time; perhaps he worked in other departments here and there) Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bestselling Author Prison - released after serving 23 months of a 30 month sentence for exposing the CIA’s illegal torture program The Real News http //therealnews com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13680 Excerpt: John Kiriakou is a former CIA counterterrorism officer, a former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a bestselling author. He was recently released from prison after serving 23 months of a 30 month sentence for exposing the CIA's illegal torture program. http //therealnews com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13680 ISSUES Charges - Real or Alleged Crime Revealed two CIA personnel names to journalists - one a covert agent and one an employee engaged in classified activities Charges Four count complaint issued in Eastern Virginia Intelligence Identities Protection Act - one count - for allegedly illegally disclosing the identity of a covert officer Espionage Act - two counts - for allegedly illegally disclosing national defense information to individuals not authorized to receive it. Lying to CIA Publications Review Board - one count - in an unsuccessful attempt to trick the CIA into allowing him to include classified information in a book he was seeking to publish Key concept: surveillance photos of govt personnel (presumably in the act of connection with detainees) The investigation revealed that on multiple occasions, one of the journalists to whom Kiriakou is alleged to have illegally disclosed classified information, in turn, disclosed that information to a defense team investigator, and that this information was reflected in the classified defense filing and enabled the defense team to take or obtain surveillance photographs of government personnel. There are no allegations of criminal activity by any members of the defense team for the detainees. Notice the language by the FBI that Kiriakou was trying to “trick” the government by lying. The tone and language are revelatory and offer insights into an MO (modus operandi) running thru-out the govt org. Location Alexandria Virginia is the location of charges and was reviewed by Judge John F. Anderson Acts Involved, etc The Intelligence Identities Protection Act Espionage Act Judges and Others Involved Anderson: U.S. Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia Defense Team for detainees Martinez: Officer B: Deuce Martinez Kiriakou’s alleged disclosures occurred prior to a June 2008 front-page story in The New York Times disclosing Officer B’s alleged role in the Abu Zubaydah operation: Deuce Martinez Holder: Attorney General Holder Presence Around Kiriakou Issue Holder said, “Safeguarding classified information, including the identities of CIA officers involved in sensitive operations, is critical to keeping our intelligence officers safe and protecting our national security,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Today’s charges reinforce the Justice Department’s commitment to hold accountable anyone who would violate the solemn duty not to disclose such sensitive information.” Names from FBI Article-01/23/2012 (Please note the regional aspect in that various states were involved): Anderson, John F. (U.S. Magistrate Judge in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia) Fayhee, Ryan (DOJ trial attorney Counterespionage Section of the National Security Division) Fitzgerald Patrick J. (Special Attorney Northern District of Illinois) Holder, Eric (Attorney General) Lan, Iris (Assistant U.S. Attorney/Southern District of New York)
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WHISTLEBLOWERS-3a John Kiriakou: FBI and Court Case
* Whistleblowers-3 (here) Background-Kiriakou Issues o Charges o Acts Involved o Judges/Others Involved o Names o Abu Zubaydah Article FBI o “The magic box”