Government information leaks

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo State Department Inspector General Steve Linick leaves a meeting in a secure area at the Capitol in Washington. Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, he was stunned by a Friday night phone call saying President Donald Trump had fired him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 10, 2020 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The independent State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump says top department officials tried to bully him and dissuade his office from conducting a review of a multibillion-dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Former Inspector General Steve Linick told Congress last...
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A declassified document with names of President Barack Obama administration officials who made requests for unmasking of Michael Flynn's name is photographed Wednesday, May 13, 2020. In 2016, Obama administration officials received intelligence reports that were concerning, but incomplete. Surveillance of Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. revealed he had interacted with an unnamed American who may have been undercutting efforts to pressure Vladimir Putin’s government. Using a common process known as “unmasking,” they asked intelligence agencies to reveal the American’s name. It was Flynn, an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump. The document was declassified by acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
May 13, 2020 - 8:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2016, Obama administration officials received intelligence reports that were concerning, but incomplete. Surveillance of Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. revealed he had interacted with an unnamed American who may have been undercutting efforts to pressure Vladimir Putin’s...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019 file photo, award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald listens to a question during a press conference before the start of a protest in his support in front of the headquarters of the Brazilian Press Association, known as ABI, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Greenwald is working on a book about his reporting on corruption in Brazilian politics that led to threats of retaliation from the government of President Jair Bolsonaro. The book is tentatively titled “You Can't Silence This” and is scheduled for 2021, Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ricardo Borges, File)
March 10, 2020 - 8:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald is working on a book about his reporting on corruption in Brazilian politics that led to threats of retaliation from the government of President Jair Bolsonaro. The book is tentatively titled “You Can't Silence This” and is scheduled for 2021...
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March 02, 2020 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A software engineer on trial in the largest leak of classified information in CIA history was “prepared to do anything” to betray the agency, federal prosecutors said Monday as a defense attorney argued the man had been scapegoated for a breach that exposed secret cyberweapons and...
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Supporters of Julian Assange hold placards as they protest on the second day of a week of opening arguments for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange outside Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south east London, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. U.S. authorities, want to try Assange on espionage charges. A lawyer for the Americans said the Australian computer expert was an “ordinary” criminal whose publication of hundreds of thousands of secret military documents put many people at risk of torture and death. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 27, 2020 - 12:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British judge refused Thursday to let WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange move from a glass-enclosed dock and sit with his lawyers during a London court hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States. Assange complained of struggling to hear and concentrate during the...
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Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook, depicting Julian Assange, centre, in the dock with his defence team, Edward Fitzgerald QC, left, and Mark Simmons QC, at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London, during an extradition hearing, Monday Feb. 24, 2020. The U.S. government began outlining its extradition case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a London court. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 12:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Julian Assange complained Tuesday that the WikiLeaks founder was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had court papers taken away on the first day of a hearing on his extradition to the United States. Attorney Edward Fitzgerald told a judge that the treatment of...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he leaves the White House, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington, en route to India. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 23, 2020 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he has never been briefed about Russian efforts to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic presidential nomination and he accused the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of leaking election security information from a...
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FILE - This May 18, 1973, file photo shows Daniel Ellsberg, the former government consultant who in 1971 released the Pentagon Papers that exposed the deceit of American policymakers during the Vietnam War. A federal judge ruled Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, that the federal government must release some documents that will shed light on two grand juries that sat in Boston nearly 50 years ago to investigate the leak of the Pentagon Papers. (AP Photo, File)
February 04, 2020 - 4:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The government must release some documents that will shed light on two grand juries that sat in Boston nearly 50 years ago to investigate the leak of the Pentagon Papers, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The records detailing the probe into the publication of records that exposed the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo a microphone stands at the entrance to a secure area during a closed-door interview with David Holmes, a career diplomat and the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release, department officials announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
January 16, 2020 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release, department officials announced Thursday. The early access to embargoed data allows news services to...
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In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, photo, a guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. People in touch with state employees in China say the government in the far west region of Xinjiang is destroying documents and taking other steps to tighten control on information. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
December 14, 2019 - 1:25 am
The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-level meetings in response to leaks of classified papers on its mass detention camps for Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities, according to...
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