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Glenn Greenwald (born March 6, 1967) is an American political journalist, lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author. In August 2012, he left his job at Salon.com for a post at The Guardian newspaper, to which he has contributed since June 2011. Politically, Greenwald describes himself as independent, though others see him as a liberal or progressive.


Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator before becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger) to Salon.com, where he focused on political and legal topics. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest, and In These Times. Greenwald has written four books, three of which have been New York Times bestsellers: How Would a Patriot Act? (2006); A Tragic Legacy (2007), and With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, released in October 2011. He also wrote Great American Hypocrites (2008).


Greenwald has received awards including the first Izzy Award for independent journalism, in 2009, and the 2010 Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary. He appears on various radio and television programs as a guest political pundit.

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In a heavily cited column this week, the New York Times' David Brooks yawned that despite the endless sleuthing by the press and investigators to unearth evidence that Trump presidential campaign colluded with the Russians to monkeywrench the ...
Brown was sentenced to $890,000 in restitution (to a now non-existent law firm) and 63 months in jail, with 28 already served.

During Barack Obama's presidency, civil liberties and human rights groups criticized the administration for repeatedly using the Espionage Act - a World-war-I-era law designed to punish Spies - to wage an unprecedented crackdown on leakers. Dror ...
According to multiple people at the meeting, one reporter remarked that Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior White House adviser, owned some buildings in Brooklyn.
This past January, five years into Assange's self-imposed exile, he promised to finally leave the embassy and turn himself over to the Americans if President Obama were to grant clemency to Chelsea Manning, who had been sentenced to thirty-five years ...
The Kellers' exoneration closes a decadeslong chapter of profound injustice for a couple that paid an exceptionally high price for the credulousness of local law enforcement. "I still can't believe it's happening," Fran, now 67, said on Tuesday morning ...

In 2005, a left-leaning blogger wrote, "Illegal immigration wreaks havoc economically, socially, and culturally; makes a mockery of the rule of law; and is disgraceful just on basic fairness grounds alone." In 2006, a liberal ... When I'm forced to use ...
Calculated for 198 million potential voters, this adds up to a spreadsheet of 9.5 billion modeled probabilities, for questions ranging from how likely it is the individual voted for Obama in 2012, whether the agree with the Trump foreign policy of ...
(One of the reporters is Ryan Grim, The Intercept's Washington bureau chief and author of "This Is Your Country on Drugs: The secret History of Getting High in America.
So the narrative is, well, she was listening to this podcast, and then because Glenn Greenwald was expressing so much skepticism, she decided to send this top secret document to The Intercept.
Intercept co-founders and editors Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill said in a joint statement on Tuesday that the Intercept has been "institutionally constrained from speaking publicly about the accusations made by the Trump Justice Department and the ...
The company's reputation was actually first truly forged due to association with the U.S. surveillance state, when leaked documents revealed a plan to undermine Wikileaks, and Glenn Greenwald's reporting upon it. Palantir quickly disowned the idea ...
This reality contributes to a widespread perception that the state isn't capable of enforcing law and order and it depends on the people to find justice for themselves.
We learned all of this via the documents stolen by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden and handed off to journalists Barton Gellman, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald. You probably also heard that Snowden absconded off with the documents at first to ...
The most recent Russiagate expose comes from The Intercept, which was founded by Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill. The site has been the source of a number of stories that rely on stolen or leaked government documents, including material from ...
11, 2001, "the NSA's new approach was that the president had the authority to override the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Bill of rights, and the NSA worked under the authority of the president," Drake said.
Credit Lisa Pemberton/The Olympian. Bret Weinstein is a biology professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., who supported Bernie Sanders, admiringly retweets Glenn Greenwald and was an outspoken supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement ...

This week on Intercepted: The scandal spotlight shines on Trump's influential (and strangely quiet) son-in-law as questions abound over Kushner's alleged meetings with Russian officials to establish secret back channel communications.
Have you seen that FBI file, purporting to be about the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich? Kim Dotcom, who thrust himself into the story recently by telling Sean Hannity that he had evidence Rich had sent documents to Wikileaks, published the document on ...
Speaking to the BBC, Manning's friend, the journalist Glenn Greenwald - who was involved in the publication of leaks from Edward Snowden - said she faced a hard life outside prison.
wars are rarely announced in advance, but President Trump provided an abundance of warning about his intention to wage an assault on journalism.
journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is friends with Manning and also played a role in publishing leaks from famous whistleblower Edward Snowden, tells the BBC that Manning will likely face a number of challenges now that she's out of prison.
Included among the documents obtained via public records requests were "daily intelligence updates" developed by TigerSwan that were shared with law enforcement officers, thus contributing to a broad public-private intelligence dragnet. In the internal ...
Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter previously worked for SBD Advisors, and its current advisory board includes retired Adm. Michael Mullen, the chair of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff under President Barack Obama. The Defense Department did not respond to ...
In The Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has suggested he might impose martial law across the country, after declaring it this week in his native island of Mindanao.
Bezos has plenty of billionaire company in the news industry: EBay (EBAY) founder Pierre Omidyar funds the Intercept (Glenn Greenwald is co-founding editor). Rupert Murdoch owns News Corp (NWSA). Michael Bloomberg owns Bloomberg. John Henry ...
The new details of Trump's call with Duterte come on the heels of the Philippine President's announcement that he is imposing martial law on the autonomous island of Mindanao, where government forces are battling Islamist rebels. "If I had to kill ...
Under the Obama administration, I investigated the drone program in Yemen and Somalia, the role of U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan, and the embrace of some of the most secretive and lethal forces in the CIA and military.
Little has however been said about the law here. In 2013, there was wide media reporting after the detention of David Miranda, the partner of Glenn Greenwald (a journalist). He was stopped under Schedule 7 of the terrorism Act 2000 when carrying a ...
Now, as the newly minted vice president of dark web Intel firm OWL Cybersecurity, his meetings with governments have gone from educating officials on how people use Tor to helping law enforcement investigate criminal activity occurring on Tor. As ...
Last week, Glenn Greenwald, the editor of the Intercept news site, characterized the focus on Russia as a type of obsession by Democrats and the media.
According to the National Review, Obama "is now reportedly ready to join the efforts of a well-funded Political Action Committee to undermine the Trump presidency.
Glenn Greenwald said this about the Supreme Court claim: "This is just sad now. Eternal shame on the people with prominent platforms who have enabled this.
As my colleague Glenn Greenwald reports, Sweden's top prosecutor, Marianne Ny, said on Friday that she has "discontinued" an investigation into allegations that Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, raped a woman in Stockholm in 2010, and ...
Earlier this year, The Hill reported that "the threat of impeachment 'was a factor' in Obama's decision not to pursue a tougher intervention policy in Syria.
Julian Assange greets supporters Friday outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Sweden's top prosecutor says she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years.
Lieberman works at a law firm that has represented Trump since 2001, which should be an immediate disqualifier, since the FBI will continue to investigate Trump's campaign and potentially obstruction of justice by the president himself.
... this is the idiot that thinks Putin invaded Korea. She doesn't even know if there's a north or south. This woman's a clear and present danger, as [Dennis] Kucinich already said.
For years, the Obama DOJ had extensively considered the possibility of prosecuting Wikileaks and Assange, even convening a grand jury that subpoenaed multiple witnesses.
So they foisted on them a corrupt, hated mediocrity - who could never have been elected on his own, who indeed is now banned from running for any office due to election law violations - and he was tasked with imposing an agenda the country hated.
Back then it was claimed by the Labour government that it would be used only in extreme terrorism cases, but since then has been used plenty of times - most notably to hold the partner of Glenn Greenwald over the leaking of the Snowden archives.
The Department of Justice has announced the appointment of Robert S. Mueller, former director of the FBI, as special counsel to oversee its investigation of Russian meddling in the presidential election and possible connections to associates of ...
When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, he called on Washington's consummate clean-up man.
... according to the current FBI official. And a former law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of Rich's laptop said the claim was incorrect.
Even more significantly, revelations about how the U.S. military executed Iraqi civilians, then called in a bombing raid to cover up what they did, prevented the Iraqi government from granting the Obama administration the troop immunity it was seeking ...
Victims of such smears include Princeton Professor Stephen Cohen, a longtime distinguished scholar on the Soviet Union and Russia, the Intercept's Glenn Greenwald, syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan, former Republican congressman and presidential ...
Speaking to the BBC, Manning's friend, the journalist Glenn Greenwald - who was involved in the publication of leaks from Edward Snowden - said she faced a difficult life outside prison.
... Miranda, the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald who was central to some of the NSA surveillance disclosures leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Donald Trump is spectacularly bad at being president. Maybe the most extreme allegations about him are true: he is a Russian asset, compromised, taking orders from Moscow.
Victims of such smears include Princeton Professor Stephen Cohen, a longtime distinguished scholar on the Soviet Union and Russia, the Intercept's Glenn Greenwald, syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan, former Republican congressman and presidential ...


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