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James Risen (born c. 1955) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist for The New York Times who previously worked for the Los Angeles Times. He has written or co-written many articles concerning U.S. government activities and is the author or co-author of two books about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a book about the American public debate about abortion.

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James Risen, The Intercept's senior national security correspondent. BIRTHDAYS: Josh Schwerin, communications director at Priorities USA, is 32 ... Charlie Dankert, confidential assistant for natural resource programs in OMB ... Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is 58 ... former Secretary of State ... Correspondents
Even James Risen, in his role as New York Times stenographer, conveyed this nonsense to the public. No reporter or editor apparently thought it useful to ask how prisoners could have possibly hung themselves in open cages in which they are always visible; how they could have acquired enough ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter James Risen wrote in The New York Times that if Trump wants to jail a whistle-blower or use the FBI to spy on journalists, he got the playbook from his predecessor. Obama, who campaigned on a promise to protect government whistle-blowers, made greater ...
It's no secret that the FBI has a problem with race. Former Director James Comey even called the FBI's lack of racial diversity a “crisis.” Some have argued that the top federal law enforcement agency's failure to recruit a force that is better representative of the country is a liability and a security threat.
Jeffrey Sterling, the case officer for the CIA's covert “Operation Merlin,” who was convicted in May 2015 for allegedly revealing details of that operation to James Risen of the New York Times, was released from prison in January after serving more than two years of a 42-month sentence. He had been tried ...
Jeffrey Sterling, the case officer for the CIA's covert “Operation Merlin,” who was convicted in May 2015 for allegedly revealing details of that operation to James Risen of the New York Times, was released from prison in January after serving more than two years of a 42-month sentence. He had been tried ...

Jeffrey Sterling, the case officer for the CIA's covert “Operation Merlin,” who was convicted in May 2015 for allegedly revealing details of that operation to James Risen of the New York Times, was released from prison in January after serving more than two years of a 42-month sentence. He had been tried ...
In the annals of leftist discourse, last week's debate between Glenn Greenwald and James Risen over the Trump-Russia investigation was akin to a heavyweight boxing match. While both men work for the leftish Intercept and have Pulitzer Prizes on their walls, their styles are radically different. Greenwald ...
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this ...
Yglesias isn't alone in his confidence. The Intercept's James Risen, a veteran reporter of the U.S. intelligence system, recently wrote that “it seems increasingly likely that the Russians have pulled off the most consequential covert action operation since Germany put Lenin on a train back to Petrograd in ...
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. This week on ...
Even before news broke Friday that Mueller had brought 13 new charges against Russians for interfering in the election, former New York Times investigative reporter James Risen wrote a column for the Intercept website debating whether Trump was a “traitor.” “One year after Trump took office,” he wrote, ...
Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen explained to MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Friday how Russia's covert meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign was similiar to a KGB effort that sought to falsely blame America for the HIV-AIDS crisis. “Real pleasure to have you here. You have been covering intelligence ...
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist raised troubling question about President Donald Trump and his associations with Russia. James Risen, a former New York Times and Los Angeles Times reporter now with The Intercept, wrote Friday that Americans can't be sure “whether Trump has the best interests of ...
James Risen, national security reporter for The Intercept, released an expose Feb. 9 alleging that the U.S. intelligence community has been “conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents from Russian operatives,” and that “the operation has also inadvertently ...
... Committee hearing Tuesday, Pompeo said none of that story was true. "Reporting on this matter has been atrocious, it's been ridiculous, totally inaccurate," he said. "In our view, the suggestion the CIA was swindled is false," he said. "The people who were swindled were James Risen and Matt Rosenberg ...
The legendary national security reporter James Risen has a fascinating new expose detailing how U.S. intelligence agencies opened a secret communications channel with Russian operatives, who were offering to sell damaging or compromising intelligence on Donald Trump. The discussions have been ...

As part of a deal to return stolen American cyber-weapons, a Russian national was able to get $100,000 from the American government after a hotel room meeting in Germany. But that's only part of the story: As the New York Times' Matthew Rosenberg reported on Friday, the Russian also wanted to pass ...
NYT caved in to Bush & Obama, held NSA bombshell for 1 yr – James Risen. Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 18:04 Edited time: 6 ... The New York Times was “quite willing” to quash stories at the behest of the government, writes Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter James Risen. He warns that America's press has been muzzled by ...
James Risen had already been writing about Osama bin Laden for several years when the 9/11 hijackers brought the twin towers crashing down. A national security reporter for the New York Times with a web of sources within the CIA, Risen was well positioned to expose some of the most crucial stories ...
Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment. James Risen, a former New York Times reporter who is now The Intercept's senior national security correspondent, says the erosion of press freedom can be traced back a decade, but most recently in thanks in part to the attitude of the Obama ...
James Risen is a legend in the world of investigative and national security journalism. As a reporter for the New York Times, Risen broke some of the most important stories of the post 9/11 era, from the warrantless surveillance against Americans conducted under the Bush-Cheney administration, to black ...
The New York Times veteran will help steer national security reporting and direct press freedom fund. By Michael Calderone. Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images. James Risen during a 2014 appearance at the National Press Club in Washington.
Pulitzer Prize-Winner James Risen Leaving The New York Times. The veteran journalist, who waged a long press-freedom battle, is taking a buyout as part of the newsroom's reorganization. By Michael Calderone ...
By now, it is well known that Donald Trump wants to jail reporters in order to force them to reveal their sources. "They spend a couple of days in jail, make a new friend, and they are ready to talk," Trump told former FBI Director James Comey, according to a memo Comey wrote after a conversation ...
Instituted soon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the clandestine program did not require court approval to listen in on communications of Americans, as well as others. It created an uproar in Congress when James Risen and Eric Lichtblau disclosed its existence in The New York Times. The acting attorney ...
This was a major part of my discussion with James Risen. He echoed this common view, which is utterly false, that I began my writing about and discussions of this Russia question by affirmatively stating that the view that Russia interfered in the election was a hoax. That's what he called it, that I said that it ...
Yglesias isn't alone in his confidence. The Intercept's James Risen, a veteran reporter of the U.S. intelligence system, recently wrote that “it seems increasingly likely that the Russians have pulled off the most consequential covert action operation since Germany put Lenin on a train back to Petrograd in ...
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this ...
Newspaper columnists and political commentators have raised the specter that President Trump is politically owned by the Kremlin or even guilty of treason following last week's indictments related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Even before news broke Friday that Mueller had ...
'Likely Putin knew about Operation Infection': James Risen explains how Hillary attacks were like AIDS smears ... Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen explained to MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Friday how Russia's covert meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign was similiar to a KGB effort that sought to ...
James Risen, a former New York Times and Los Angeles Times reporter now with The Intercept, wrote Friday that Americans can't be sure “whether Trump has the best interests of the United States or those of Russia at heart.” “One year after Trump took office, it is still unclear whether the president of the ...
James Risen, national security reporter for The Intercept, released an expose Feb. 9 alleging that the U.S. intelligence community has been “conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents from Russian operatives,” and that “the operation has also inadvertently ...
... Committee hearing Tuesday, Pompeo said none of that story was true. "Reporting on this matter has been atrocious, it's been ridiculous, totally inaccurate," he said. "In our view, the suggestion the CIA was swindled is false," he said. "The people who were swindled were James Risen and Matt Rosenberg ...
The legendary national security reporter James Risen has a fascinating new expose detailing how U.S. intelligence agencies opened a secret communications channel with Russian operatives, who were offering to sell damaging or compromising intelligence on Donald Trump. The discussions have been ...
As part of a deal to return stolen American cyber-weapons, a Russian national was able to get $100,000 from the American government after a hotel room meeting in Germany. But that's only part of the story: As the New York Times' Matthew Rosenberg reported on Friday, the Russian also wanted to pass ...
When President Barack Obama wasn't slapping Fox News around, his administration was spying on reporters or, as one official admitted, misleading them on the Iran deal. Reporter James Risen of The New York Times called the administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation” because of threatening a ...
Sterling's case drew nationwide attention because the Obama-era Department of Justice unsuccessfully tried to force the reporter, James Risen, to divulge the identity of his sources for “State of War,” a book in which he revealed the CIA had botched a covert operation against Iran's nuclear program.
Journalist James Risen sent shockwaves through the media earlier this week with his lengthy account on The Intercept detailing how the United States government influenced The New York Times to suppress his reporting. The piece, "The Biggest Secret: My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the ...
We spend the hour with former New York Times reporter James Risen, who left the paper in August to join The Intercept as senior national security correspondent. This week, he published a 15,000-word story headlined “The Biggest Secret: My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War ...
It would be nice if the Washington press might spend a few minutes putting aside the Michael Wolff excerpts and instead read Pulitzer Prize winning former New York Times reporter James Risen's understated and compelling cri de coeur in The Intercept, "The Biggest Secret: My Life as a New York Times ...
James Risen, a former New York Times reporter who is now The Intercept's senior national security correspondent, says the erosion of press freedom can be traced back a decade, but most recently in thanks in part to the attitude of the Obama Administration. "I was sitting in the nearly empty restaurant of ...
James Risen had already been writing about Osama bin Laden for several years when the 9/11 hijackers brought the twin towers crashing down. A national security reporter for the New York Times with a web of sources within the CIA, Risen was well positioned to expose some of the most crucial stories ...
James Risen is a legend in the world of investigative and national security journalism. As a reporter for the New York Times, Risen broke some of the most important stories of the post 9/11 era, from the warrantless surveillance against Americans conducted under the Bush-Cheney administration, to black ...
James Risen, who, as a best-selling author and New York Times reporter, has broken some of the biggest stories of the post-9/11 period, is joining The Intercept as our senior national security correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. Risen will write a reported column on national security and other ...
The New York Times veteran will help steer national security reporting and direct press freedom fund. By Michael Calderone. Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images. James Risen during a 2014 appearance at the National Press Club in Washington.
Pulitzer Prize-Winner James Risen Leaving The New York Times. The veteran journalist, who waged a long press-freedom battle, is taking a buyout as part of the newsroom's reorganization. By Michael Calderone ...
The newspaper's interactions with administration officials, and Harman's role, were described by former Times reporter James Risen this month in the Intercept, the investigative publication where he now works. Risen said he and Times colleague Eric Lichtblau had learned in the summer of 2004 that the ...
In January 2006, New York Times correspondents Eric Lichtblau and James Risen revealed the existence of a warrantless CIA program that examined the financial records of American citizens suspected of terrorist involvement. The story appeared almost simultaneously in several other papers, triggering a ...
This was reported by James Risen, and Jeffrey Sterling now sits in prison for allegedly being Risen's source. The Trump White House has openly expressed a desire to claim that Iran has violated the 2015 nuclear agreement, but has produced no evidence. The push to attack Iran has been on for so long ...


 

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