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 Former CIA agent John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou is a former CIA analyst and case officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former counter-terrorism consultant for ABC News, blogger for Huffington Post, and author.


He is notable as the first official within the U.S. government to confirm the use of waterboarding of al-Qaeda prisoners as an interrogation technique, which he described as torture.

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... counterterrorism section, Jose Rodriquez, the "handpicked warden of the first secret prison the CIA created to handle al-Qaida detainees," according to a little-noticed recent article in Reader Supported News by John Kiriakou, a former CIA ...
But compared to the nine major leak cases highlighted in Savage's book (Shamai Leibowitz, Thomas Drake, Chelsea Manning, Stephen Kim, Jeffrey Sterling, John Kiriakou, Edward Snowden, Donald Sachtleben, and David Petraeus), where none of the ...
Others prosecuted under the Obama administration include former CIA analyst John Kiriakou, sentenced to 30 months in prison for revealing the CIA's secret torture program, and Shamai Leibowitz, a former FBI translator who got 20 months in prison for ...
Reported efforts by the Trump administration to build a coalition of Arab nations against Iran reveals that the United States wants to take advantage of old rivalries in the Middle East, CIA whistleblower and regional expert John Kiriakou told Sputnik ...
John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer who blew the whistle on President George W. Bush's policy of waterboarding terrorism detainees, maintained criticizing "leaks" when "they're actually whistleblowing revelations" is a "disservice to the American people.
I rang the doorbell of John Kiriakou's home shorty after noon. It was around Halloween and the entrance to his suburban Washington house was decorated with witches, pumpkins and black netting.
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou was indicted under this act and the Espionage Act for leaking classified information relating to the CIA's detention and interrogation program.
For those of us who would like to dismantle the entire national security edifice, however, it would be shortsighted indeed to attack Trump by shoring up the reputation of an agency - the CIA - that, as former counterintelligence officer John Kiriakou ...
For those of us who would like to dismantle the entire national security edifice, however, it would be shortsighted indeed to attack Trump by shoring up the reputation of an agency -- the CIA -- that, as former counterintelligence officer John Kiriakou ...
Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace welcome former CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou and former FBI Special agent Mark Rossini to the Hawks Nest to discuss how politics and power can influence the Intelligence Community, and the biggest ...
The situations surrounding the unauthorized removal and storage of national defense information by Martin and Petraeus are far more similar compared to the actions of Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, or Edward Snowden, to name a few. Unlike the latter ...
In fact, the only CIA officer who served time was John Kiriakou - not for engaging in torture, but for blowing the whistle on it.
News of the remarks caught the eye of John Kiriakou, the first CIA analyst to publicly confirm that the intelligence agency used waterboarding, which he characterized as torture.
Last week, Shadowproof spoke to former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou about the CIA's war with Trump and the agency's future.
Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump's favorable comments on torture draw out CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou; Alabama ordered to redraw racially gerrymandered legislative districts; a federal judge blocks the executions of three ...
News of the remarks caught the eye of John Kiriakou, the first CIA analyst to publicly confirm that the intelligence agency used waterboarding, which he characterized as torture.
But they didn't announce those views until after evidence of torture emerged publicly when former CIA counterintelligence agent John Kiriakou spilled the beans to ABC in 2007. Not only was the CIA torturing people, he said, but this was government ...
On this episode of Around The Empire, Dan and Joanne interview former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou about the ongoing tensions between the CIA and President Donald Trump as well as his recent article about abolishing the CIA.
CIA agent John Kiriakou and FBI interrogator Ali Soufan, both of whom personally questioned Zubaydah, have publicly confirmed that all the valuable information that was ever gained from Zubaydah was obtained by lawful, traditional interrogation methods ...
Meanwhile, whistleblowers such as Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and CIA analyst John Kiriakou were punished for the "crime" of revealing the sadistic nature of military and intelligence practices.
I'm not part of the "radical anti-American left," but Manning is a hero, just like Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, Julian Assange, and, if you need a reminder from the past, Daniel Ellsberg. Keeping with that era, John McNamara asks in the ...
John Kiriakou pled guilty to leaking the identity of a covert official to a private defense attorney (to say nothing of being charged with allegedly lying to the U.S.
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by former CIA analyst John Kiriakou. 00:00 / 00:00. More than 20 U.S.
One of the Obama-era leakers who did not receive the generous treatment showered on Cartwright and Petraeus is John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer who pleaded guilty to sharing the name of a covert operative with a reporter. Even though the operative's ...
"There's always this problem of double standards, where trying to shape public opinion, top-level people who don't serve the public good at all are allowed to do these things, but somebody who truly witnesses a crime like torture, like John Kiriakou ...
by John Kiriakou. ( January 18, 2017, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) President-elect Donald Trump is accusing CIA Director John Brennan of being the source of "fake news" about him, essentially calling our new supreme leader a Russian stooge and accusing ...
While Chelsea Manning's sentence being commuted is a gracious deed on the part of President Barack Obama, it doesn't really signify a change in attitudes toward whistleblowers in the US, former CIA analyst and whistleblower John Kiriakou told RT.
"You can either go through proper channels and risk prison, or you can go to the press and risk prison," said John Kiriakou, the former CIA officer who was the first to confirm specific torture methods, last year. "Or you can just keep your mouth shut ...
A coalition, including CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, demanded President Barack Obama declassify and release the full report on CIA torture produced by the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2013.
The reluctance to release proof of alleged Russian hacking aimed at swaying the US election in Donald Trump's favor indicates it "doesn't exist," former CIA analyst John Kiriakou told RT, arguing that the Democratic party's defeat should be pinned on ...
Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Cartwright's sentencing on a charge of lying to the FBI in a leak case has been delayed until after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, potentially complicating Cartwright's effort to seek clemency from ...
The only CIA employee who has suffered negative consequences in connection with torture is analyst John Kiriakou, who was prosecuted by the Obama Justice Department and sentenced to 30 months in prison for the "crime" of revealing to the public the ...
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by John Kiriakou, former CIA analyst and an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies.
Dingler's contribution to the show depicts John Kiriakou, a former CIA agent sentenced to almost two years in prison for providing ABC News with the name of a Pentagon torturer.
John Kiriakou - In an interview with ABC News on December 10, CIA Officer Kiriakou disclosed that the agency waterboarded detainees and that this constituted torture.
Das habe er bei der Verleihung des Sam-Adams-whistleblower-Preises an John Kiriakou in Washington erfahren. Den Preis hatte er 2006 selbst erhalten. Murray beharrt auch noch auf seinem blog am 31. Dezember darauf, dass es sich bei den Emails nicht ...
"Snowden's legal representative, Jesselyn Radack, wrote that "the Espionage Act effectively hinders a person from defending himself before a jury in an open court, as past examples show," referring to Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou and Chelsea Manning.
Naast Snowden zouden ook Bradley Manning, James Cartwright en John Kiriakou bij Obama om vergiffenis hebben gevraagd. Volgens een woordvoerder van het Witte Huis krijgen een hoop veroordeelden in de komende weken van de president te horen ...
Naast Snowden zouden ook Bradley Manning, James Cartwright en John Kiriakou bij Obama om vergiffenis hebben gevraagd. Volgens een woordvoerder van het Witte Huis krijgen een hoop veroordeelden in de komende weken van de president te horen ...
If there is any evidence of Russian interference in the US presidential election, "I would like to see it," says former CIA analyst John Kiriakou. "The CIA owes it to the American people - as does the White House - to present that proof and to allow us ...
Four of the most well-known targets of President Barack Obama's war on leaks - including Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning - are among those who have requested pardons or commutations in the waning days of his presidency.
Naast Snowden zouden ook Bradley Manning, James Cartwright en John Kiriakou bij Obama om vergiffenis hebben gevraagd. Volgens een woordvoerder van het Witte Huis krijgen een hoop veroordeelden in de komende weken van de president te horen ...
Naast Snowden zouden ook Bradley Manning, James Cartwright en John Kiriakou bij Obama om vergiffenis hebben gevraagd. Volgens een woordvoerder van het Witte Huis krijgen een hoop veroordeelden in de komende weken van de president te horen ...
... the outgoing president was applying some last-minute lipstick to his ugly use of the Espionage Act to punish national security whistleblowers, includingThomas Drake,Stephen Kim,Shami Leibowitz,John Kiriakou,Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning,Edward ...
Russia's Ministry for Transportation does not consider a terrorist attack to be one of the versions that led to the crash of the Tu-154 passenger airliner of the Russian Defence Ministry in the Black Sea on December 25.
John Kiriakou was a 15-year CIA veteran who spent nearly two years in federal prison for blowing the whistle on the CIA torture program.
... of Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity (VIPS), a group which includes esteemed former Intel officials, analysts, experts, and whistleblowers such as Daniel Ellsberg, Coleen Rowley, William Binney, Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, Karen ...
As John Kiriakou makes clear, quoting the nonprofit news organization, The Marshall Project: "Things will likely change quickly under Sessions.
At the time, Murray was at American University participating in an awards ceremony for former CIA officer John Kiriakou who was being honored by a group of former Western intelligence officials, the Sam Adams Associates, named for the late Vietnam ...
The second was a man who would later go on to significant fame and controversy: John Kiriakou, a Deloitte employee and former CIA case officer who had served in various capacities for the spy agency in Bahrain, Athens and at CIA headquarters in Langley ...


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