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In fact, it seems that law enforcement doesn't prevent on-going plots, but actually help to manufacture them according to The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, by Trevor Aaronson. In the press conferences of law enforcement heavy-bearded Muslims who have been convicted ...
Below is a list and brief discussion of what this author believes to be the most glaring inconsistencies and overall problems evident in information and coverage ..... According to investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson, throughout the so-called “War on Terror” the FBI has been directly involved in cultivating ...

In his 2013 book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson showed that only 1 percent of the more than 500 defendants charged with federal terrorism offenses in the decade following 9/11 were actually involved in terrorist activities. In the ...
In his 2013 book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson showed that only 1 percent of the more than 500 defendants charged with federal terrorism offenses in the decade following 9/11 were actually involved in terrorist activities. In the ...
To discuss these issues, Democracy Now! spoke with George Ciccariello-Maher, a visiting scholar at the Hemispheric Institute at New York University and the author of Decolonizing Dialectics, and Trevor Aaronson, executive director and co-founder of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and a ...
For more, we speak with George Ciccariello-Maher, a visiting scholar at the Hemispheric Institute at New York University and the author of “Decolonizing Dialectics,” and Trevor Aaronson, executive director and co-founder of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and a contributing writer to The ...

Our own Margot Williams has been a researcher on Pulitzer-prize winning teams, and who has also reported from Guantanamo for The Intercept and co-bylined articles with Trevor Aaronson on terrorism prosecutions after 9/11. Julie Tate of the Washington Post continues to amaze, as does Alice Crites; ...
Despite strong objections from the Justice Department, House Republicans released a four-page memo on Friday challenging the “legitimacy and legality” of the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page, a former adviser to the Trump campaign suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence. The memo ...
Since the memo contains information from classified FBI documents, the president has five days under the law to block public disclosure of the memo. ... Most recently, on July 24, 2017, Sessions signed such a declaration in a New York terrorism case, arguing that the disclosure of FISA information “could ...
A new report from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security found that three of every four defendants convicted of international terrorism charges from September 11, 2001 to December 31, 2016 were born outside the United States. President Donald Trump mandated the creation of the report as ...
The FBI was skeptical that the methods the DEA used were legal, Michael Horn, the first special agent-in-charge of the DEA's Special Operations ... The Intercept reported in November 2017 that this occurred in the case of Fazliddin Kurbanov, who was convicted in Idaho on terrorism-related charges.
Ask Paul Manafort,” Jarrett replied, referring to the FBI's search of the former Trump campaign manager's home. “They came for him and broke through his .... Since the 9/11 attacks, for example, 139 terrorism cases have involved charges of making false statements. Muslim civil rights groups routinely advise ...
The newsletter added: “NSA gets most of its (counterterrorism)-related FISA collection from the FBI. The FBI collects, formats, and disseminates international terrorism-related FISA intercept to NSA, CIA, and internally to FBI agents and analysts.” In 2004, the NSA began to embed employees in the FBI's Data ...
But although this week's attack has led President Donald Trump to call for additional immigration restrictions, the history of terror attacks in the United States shows it's hard to generalize based on nationality. Federal prosecutors charged Saipov with terrorism-related offenses today. The FBI is searching for ...
“America Reloaded,” a story about how the FBI used a fake documentary crew to investigate Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters, won for feature story in the small newsroom category. Aaronson wrote the story with The Intercept's Ryan Devereaux. The entry tied for first with STAT's “Dope Sick.
For two years, the FBI has followed and harassed Refaie as part of an apparent effort to recruit him to become an informant or cooperate in some way with counterterrorism .... “Why would the Joint Terrorism Task Force work together with Homeland Security in order to raid my house for counterfeit car parts?
Sting operations, in which agents or informants lead targets right up to the brink of a supposed attack and then arrest them, are the hallmarks of the FBI's preemption policy. Since September 2001, nearly 300 people have been arrested and indicted following terrorism stings in which the FBI provided the ...

While Mateen's widow is standing trial for allegedly aiding the Pulse attack and misleading investigators, Seddique Mateen has not faced criminal charges despite a tip to the FBI that he raised money for terrorism in Pakistan, and an ongoing investigation into money transfers he allegedly made to Turkey ...
Mohammed, one of Suarez's dining companions at Denny's, was a paid FBI informant who specialized in terror cases. Shariff was an undercover .... "Many terrorists are literally idiots," Soufan wrote in a Wall Street Journal book review of "The Terror Factory," by Trevor Aaronson. "But that doesn't mean that ...
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice and Homeland Security released a report claiming that three quarters of people who committed acts of terror in the United ... As The Intercept's Trevor Aaronson reported after the analysis came out, the DOJ/Homeland report “appears to rely on a data set that has been ...
A new report from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security found that three of every four defendants convicted of international terrorism charges from September 11, 2001 to December 31, 2016 were born outside the United States. President Donald Trump mandated the creation of the report as ...
The FBI was skeptical that the methods the DEA used were legal, Michael Horn, the first special agent-in-charge of the DEA's Special Operations ... The Intercept reported in November 2017 that this occurred in the case of Fazliddin Kurbanov, who was convicted in Idaho on terrorism-related charges.
The government had failed to disclose pertinent evidence to defense lawyers, including FBI reports that said the Bundy family wasn't dangerous — the latest in a series of embarrassing blunders and egregious misconduct by federal agents and prosecutors. After racking up more than $1 million in fees for ...
Gregg Jarrett was just getting started. It was December 6, and the Fox News legal analyst was a guest on Sean Hannity's show. They were kicking off what would become the newest right-wing talking points about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
But although this week's attack has led President Donald Trump to call for additional immigration restrictions, the history of terror attacks in the United States shows it's hard to generalize based on nationality. Federal prosecutors charged Saipov with terrorism-related offenses today. The FBI is searching for ...
For two years, the FBI has followed and harassed Refaie as part of an apparent effort to recruit him to become an informant or cooperate in some way with counterterrorism .... “Why would the Joint Terrorism Task Force work together with Homeland Security in order to raid my house for counterfeit car parts?
Sting operations, in which agents or informants lead targets right up to the brink of a supposed attack and then arrest them, are the hallmarks of the FBI's preemption policy. Since September 2001, nearly 300 people have been arrested and indicted following terrorism stings in which the FBI provided the ...
A couple of years after the marriage, in 2013, Mateen first came to the FBI's attention when other G4S employees reported that he claimed to have connections with terrorists. The FBI employed an informant to get to know Mateen, but the investigation did not substantiate ties with terrorism. In fact, when the ...
Abdulrahman Farhane maintained that he was not involved in terrorism, but he pleaded guilty to the charges to avoid a longer prison sentence. ... His case was a touchstone in the war on terror, because it involved one of the earliest investigations after 9/11 as well as two informants and two FBI agents who ...
When Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey in February to drop the investigation of former National Security Adviser (and then-unregistered foreign agent) Michael Flynn, the president apparently didn't realize that Comey would behave like one of his more than 13,000 special agents. As the New ...
Ryan Bundy seemed uneasy as he settled into a white leather chair in a private suite at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. As the eldest son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who had become a national figure for his armed standoff with U.S. government agents in April 2014, Ryan had quite a story to tell.
"The FBI guidelines allow for FBI agents to reimburse all sorts of expenses to FBI informants," Aaronson said. "These could be medical bills, living costs, they could be car payments. An FBI informant can be paid up to $100,000 per year with just having the lower level special agent in charge, the person ...
The Bundy family claimed they armed themselves after discovering that the FBI surrounded its land with a SWAT team. ... [Trevor Aaronson & Ryan Devereaux / The Intercept]; Prosecutor Amy Weirich's suppression of exculpatory evidence in Noura Jackson's murder trial constituted a “flagrant violation” of ...
Sayfullo Saipov's Halloween attack in New York City was a realization of a growing concern among U.S. counterterrorism officials. Years before ...
Trevor Aaronson, executive director of the Florida Center for Investigative ... “America Reloaded,” a story about how the FBI used a fake ...
CSIS and RCMP accused of entrapping terrorism suspects ..... Working with CSIS and the RCMP, an undercover FBI officer, posing as a wealthy ... Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory, a book critical of the FBI's ...
Trevor Aaronson, executive director of the Florida Center for Investigative ... “America Reloaded,” a story about how the FBI used a fake ...
For two years, the FBI has followed and harassed Refaie as part of an .... “Why would the Joint Terrorism Task Force work together with ...
When he was born in Cuba, Suarez had blue skin. His fragile brain had been deprived of oxygen, a tragedy his family points to in explaining his ...
FBI agents investigate the damaged rear wall of the Pulse nightclub .... Mateen, but the investigation did not substantiate ties with terrorism.
Abdulrahman Farhane maintained that he was not involved in terrorism, but he pleaded guilty to the charges to avoid a longer prison sentence.
When Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey in February to drop the investigation of former National Security Adviser (and ...
Ryan Bundy seemed uneasy as he settled into a white leather chair in a private suite at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. As the eldest son of Nevada ...
After Alexander collected the weapons on July 4, 2015, FBI agents arrested him and charged him with terrorism-related offenses. As he was ...
Over the last 15 years, the U.S. government has quietly released more than 400 people convicted on international terrorism-related charges, ...
An FBI informant can be paid up to $100,000 per year with just having ... they're creating a hostile environment for terrorism," Aaronson noted.
In April 2015, FBI officials arrested Keonna Thomas in her ... More than 800 individuals have faced terrorism charges in U.S. courts since 9/11, according to a database of public records maintained by Trevor Aaronson and Margot Williams of The ... Despite Terror Attacks, Tourism in U.K. at New Highs ...
The U.S. government has prosecuted more than 800 people for terrorism since the 9/11 attacks. Most of them never committed an act of ...
Trevor Aaronson, the creator of the project and a contributing writer at The Intercept, discusses what the numbers reveal about America's ...
Trevor Aaronson of The Intercept tells the story of FBI informant Mohammed Agbareia, who participated in terrorism stings while making a ...


 

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