“This is disgusting, and all due to the efforts of the DOJ to criminalize the publication of classified information in order to prosecute WikiLeaks and Assange: something all press freedom groups, major newspapers & even the Obama DOJ said would be a major threat to press freedom.”
Glenn Greenwald (March 8 2019)
“Nothing disgusting about this at all. Typical grand jury contempt process. Witnesses can’t refuse to testify unless invoking 5th Amendment protections. USGOVT should always pursue unlawful leaking of classified information.”
Mark Zaid (March 8 2019)
March 8 2019 — Today, former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed for refusing to testify before an investigation into WikiLeaks. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
This is obviously horribly worrisome. No one should suffer this torture. Chelsea is quite a courageous person.
Tonight, I will make just one point. The tweet from Mark Zaid is utterly repulsive.
Over the last few years, several members of the US Intelligence Community — and I don’t mean two or three — have told me that Zaid has repeatedly betrayed his clients.
Perhaps the most obvious case was Jeffrey Sterling.
As of today, I no longer have any doubt that he did. I strongly advise all his clients to quickly find a more serious attorney before they discover the truth.
And this warning includes all the people who are victims of the Havana Syndrome.
Zaid will not expose the truth about what actually happened! I am CERTAIN of that.
In just a few months, Zaid will be ridiculed, once and forever, for the lies he told about the Lockerbie Case. You have my word on this.
International Women’s Day 2019 — Chelsea Manning Goes to Jail