Stunning NSA Leaks: Is Daniel Ellsberg Back?
Source: ABC The Blotter
By MATTHEW MOSK (@mattmosk)
June 9, 2013
The headline-grabbing national security leaks in The Washington Post and The Guardian last week both were authored by board members of a little-known, six-month-old advocacy group that was formed to support groundbreaking reporting.
The organization, called the Freedom of the Press Foundation, has no offices and a shoestring budget, and according to the group's attorney, had no formal role in the drumbeat of published reports that have revealed the U.S. government's secret efforts to view the phone records and internet activity of millions of Americans and foreigners.
The foundation's board is led by one of the most famous whistleblowers in American history, Daniel Ellsberg, whose leak of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 exposed the secret history of the run-up to war in Vietnam on the front page of The New York Times.
Two of the group's board members now appear to be involved in a story that's following a similar model.
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/stunning-nsa-leaks-daniel-ellsberg-back/story?id=19359212#.UbTImfm86So
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The Freedom of the Press Foundation is also paying for a stenographer to produce public transcripts of the Manning trial... since OUR government will not.
<<Help us crowd-fund enough donations so we can hire a court stenographer to take transcripts of the trial. The government refuses to make its transcripts available to the public.>>
If he turns up here some on DU will crucify him. Leaking classified documents being treason and all.