Preview of CIA Whistleblower Trial

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For seven years, Attorney General Eric Holder has been trying to force New York Times reporter James Risen to reveal what he learned from CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling.  Next week, Sterling will go on trial for leaking classified information that he revealed government secrets to James Risen for the book, State of War, which was published nine years ago — but Risen still isn't talking. Sterling says he's being selectively prosecuted for things other CIA agents have also done.  Marcy Wheeler, who writes about national security and civil liberties for Foreign Policy, the Guardian, and the website Expose Facts.com, has the details.

Credits

Guest:
Marcy Wheeler - independent journalist - @emptywheel

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Gideon Brower, Claire Martin