Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘FBI’

FBI Informant: The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaydah

FBI Informant: The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaydah

NEW files obtained from FBI in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit can be found at the bottom of this story. Hesham opened the envelope at the bar, expecting a green card. Instead, it was a subpoena from a federal prosecutor, which would force him to testify–against his brother. He thought about fleeing […]

We’re Suing The FBI For Records On Journalist Michael Hastings

We’re Suing The FBI For Records On Journalist Michael Hastings

Does the FBI have any records on the late investigative journalist Michael Hastings? I don’t know. But fellow FOIA terrorist Ryan Shapiro and I just filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the agency to find out. Hastings died in a tragic car accident in Los Angeles June 18 at the age of 33. Immediately after […]

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold On The Thom Hartmann Show Discussing FBI’s Surveillance of Occupy Wall Street

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Government’s Psychological Evaluation of Manssor Arbabsiar Fails to Impress

Government’s Psychological Evaluation of Manssor Arbabsiar Fails to Impress

Gregory B. Saathoff M.D. is the latest mental health professional to weigh in on the Manssor Arbabsiar case. Marcy Wheeler at Emptywheel has been dissecting aspects of Saathoff’s narrative of events surrounding Arbabsiar’s interrogation and confession (see here, here, and here). I want to look more closely at the claims Saathoff makes in an October 3 “Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation” on Arbabsiar’s […]

New Document Shows FBI Interrogation Advice Draws On CIA Torture Manuals

New Document Shows FBI Interrogation Advice Draws On CIA Torture Manuals

A 2010 FBI interrogation “primer” (PDF), apparently a fifth version of earlier FBI manuals dealing with “Cross-cultural, Rapport-based” “intelligence-oriented interrogations in overseas environments,” repeatedly draws upon advice from two CIA torture manuals, the 1963 KUBARK Counter-intelligence Manual and the 1983 Human Exploitation Resource Manual. According to the National Security Archive, the KUBARK manual “includes a detailed […]

FBI Changes FOIA Policy In Response To Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold’s FOIA Lawsuit

FBI Changes FOIA Policy In Response To Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold’s FOIA Lawsuit

Over at Truthout, investigative reporter Jason Leopold reports on a victory he and the public interest law firm, National Security Counselors, scored in their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI and two other government agencies that led the bureau to change its policy and practice: Nearly four years after changes to the […]

FBI Sends Agent Out To Check Up On Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold’s FOIA Request

FBI Sends Agent Out To Check Up On Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold’s FOIA Request

Just read this. Here’s an excerpt: Hoping to gain deeper insight into his work as an FBI informant and the role he says the FBI played in his immigration case, I asked Hesham for permission to file a FOIA request with the bureau for his entire file. He agreed and signed a certification of identity […]

FBI “Mosque Outreach” Program, A Guise To Gather “Intelligence” On Muslims

FBI “Mosque Outreach” Program, A Guise To Gather “Intelligence” On Muslims

For those old enough to remember, reports of the latest FBI snooping must have brought back bitter memories of a now-hated program known as COINTELPRO. COINTELPRO is the FBI acronym for a series of covert programs culminating in the 1970s directed against US domestic groups. In these programs, the Bureau went beyond the collection of […]

Jason Leopold: Revealed: The FBI’s Secretive Practice Of “Blackballing” Files Requested Under FOIA

Jason Leopold: Revealed: The FBI’s Secretive Practice Of “Blackballing” Files Requested Under FOIA

This exclusive report was written by Jason Leopold and originally publishedon Truthout Have you ever filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI and received a written response from the agency stating that it could not locate records responsive to your request? If so, there’s a chance the FBI may have found […]

FBI Claims Agency Can’t Find Internal Documents On Occupy Wall Street

FBI Claims Agency Can’t Find Internal Documents On Occupy Wall Street

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. The Department of Homeland Security says it is processing a separate FOIA request Truthout files with the agency in October for documents pertaining to Occupy Wall Street. FBI headquarters in Washington, DC claims it can’t find any internal documents the agency may have […]

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