Tag: Snowden, Edward J

Why America Needs Whistle-Blowers

In accusing the intelligence community whistle-blower of partisanship and treason, President Trump has redefined whistle-blowing to serve his private interests rather than the rule of law. In the American tradition, whistle-blowers expose illegal or unconstitutional acts that the powerful want to keep secret. That the current game-changing official intelligence community whistle-blower complaint has reached the […]

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Plato Cacheris, Washington ‘Super Lawyer’ in Headline Cases, Dies at 90

Plato Cacheris, the Washington lawyer of choice for accused spies, wayward sheikhs and notorious figures in scandals, from the Watergate affair to the sexual peccadilloes of President Bill Clinton, died on Thursday at a rehabilitation center in Alexandra, Va. He was 90. The cause was complications of pneumonia, his daughter, Lisa Burnett, said. Mr. Cacheris […]

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U.S. Tries to Seize Edward Snowden’s Proceeds From New Memoir

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Tuesday, seeking to seize his proceeds from his new memoir because he did not submit the manuscript for review before it was published so officials could make sure it contained no classified information. Mr. Snowden, whose 2013 leaks of top-secret documents about […]

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In Edward Snowden’s New Memoir, the Disclosures This Time Are Personal

Revealing state secrets is hard, but revealing yourself in a memoir might be harder. As Edward Snowden puts it in the preface of “Permanent Record”: “The decision to come forward with evidence of government wrongdoing was easier for me to make than the decision, here, to give an account of my life.” Snowden, of course, […]

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17 New Books to Watch For in September

After the sleepy months of summer, September brings a windfall of new titles. Fans of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” rejoice: Decades after the novel was published, Margaret Atwood returns with a sequel. A new biography of Susan Sontag — a 700-page, exhaustive, doorstop of a book — explores her intellectual development and sexuality in unsparing detail. […]

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Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize N.S.A.’s Deactivated Call Records Program

WASHINGTON — Breaking a long silence about a high-profile National Security Agency program that sifts records of Americans’ telephone calls and text messages in search of terrorists, the Trump administration on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that the system has been indefinitely shut down — but asked Congress to extend its legal basis anyway. […]

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Edward Snowden’s Memoir Is Coming in September

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of secret documents in 2013, has written a memoir expected to come out Sept. 17, his publisher said Thursday. The publisher, Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, is releasing the book, “Permanent Record,” in the United States, though it will be published in […]

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