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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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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 ... Intelligence

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 ... Intelligence
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 ... Intelligence
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 ... Intelligence
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 ... Intelligence

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 ... Intelligence
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, ... Intelligence
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 ... 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 ... Intelligence
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 ... Intelligence
... 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 ... Intelligence
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 ... Intelligence
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 ... Intelligence
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 ... Intelligence
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 ... Intelligence
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 ... Intelligence

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... The New Press (revised edition), 2012; “Capitalism: A Ghost Story” by Arundhati Roy, Haymarket Books, 2014; “Pay Any Price” by James Risen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014; “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right” by Jane Mayer, Doubleday, 2016; ...
So many of the major ongoing fights among those opposed to Donald Trump concern how best to adjust to norms being breached and rules being broken. Do you shift your own code of conduct in response, or do you uphold the old standards, even if it allows the enemy to take advantage of you? The latest ...
Even though she's spent her career as a journalist, enjoying all the protections of the First Amendment—her colleague at the Times, James Risen, wasn't nearly as lucky under the Obama Administration—Greenhouse is fully on-board with a governmental attempt to force unconscionable speech out of ...
At the end of Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, former New York Times investigative reporter James Risen wrote: “[This book] is my answer to how best to challenge the government's draconian efforts to crack down on aggressive reporting and suppress the truth in the name of ceaseless war.
TIMM: This is James Risen. You may know him as the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. Long before anybody knew Edward Snowden's name, Risen wrote a book in which he famously exposed that the NSA was illegally wiretapping the phone calls of Americans. But it's another ...
While serving in the Army, Cotton wrote a letter calling for New York Times reporters Eric Lichtblau and James Risen to be prosecuted for espionage, in response to their investigation on how the government tracks money laundering by terrorists. This is the worst possible person you could put in charge of a ...
He was fine, even if not asked about the Obama administration's own debatable record on press access (and even seeking to prosecute them for leaks). As longtime investigative reporter James Risen wrote last year in The New York Times, "If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower ...


 

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