Tag Archives: James Risen

Unequal Justice in America?: General Petraeus Gets a Slap on the Wrist for Leaking Classified Information…While Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Gets 42 Months in Prison (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro On Monday, Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to 42 months in prison. Sterling is the former CIA officer who was convicted of “leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen about a failed U.S. effort to … Continue reading

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CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling’s “Trial by Metadata”: Does It Set a Dangerous Precedent for Free Speech Rights in the United States?

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, I posted a column about Jeffrey Sterling, the former CIA officer who was convicted in late January of violating the Espionage Act. Earlier this week, the BBC called the jury’s verdict “guilt by metadata.” BBC: When a … Continue reading

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What You Should Know about “Operation Merlin,” Jeffrey Sterling, the CIA, the Obama Administration and Whistleblowers

By Elaine Magliaro Does the name Jeffrey Sterling sound familiar? It should. Sterling is the former CIA officer who was convicted in late January of violating the Espionage Act. Sterling, 47,  was accused of giving  journalist James Risen “classified information about U.S. … Continue reading

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