Unauthorized Disclosure

Jesselyn Radack, director of national security and human rights at ExposeFacts.org and one of Edward Snowden's attorneys, joins the show to discuss the D.C. Bar's decision to go after Thomas Tamm, a former Justice Department lawyer who exposed warrantless wiretapping by President George W. Bush's administration. Radack compares the D.C. Bar's action to the complaint she faced from the D.C. Bar after she became a Justice Department whistleblower. 

Later in the interview, Radack responds to what was learned in a Washington Post report on the plea negotiations between David Petraeus' lawyers and Justice Department prosecutors. Petraeus was concerned he would be embarrassed if former CIA officer John Kiriakou's case was referenced in his plea, and his lawyers had the Justice Department remove mention from the statement of facts. He successfully protected himself from prison and losing his pension. 

Finally, Radack addresses the continued scandal over Hillary Clinton's emails, especially how the State Department has chosen to not release emails until after key primaries in the 2016 election. 

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Journalist Zachary Senn, who wrote a piece for Shadowproof titled, "Shunned by the West, 10,000 Refugees Seek Asylum in Hong Kong, joins the show to talk about what he saw at the Chungking Mansions. He stayed in the tower houses, where asylum seekers are housed. He talks about the country's open border policy and why he wanted to write this story about refugees. He puts what he saw into a global context, and it becomes abundantly clear that no country in the world wants refugees. Hong Kong is another example of what happens because of callous and indifferent border policies in the United States.

During the discussion, the show's hosts, Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola, talk about Central American families, who President Barack Obama's administration are deporting in raids intended to instill fear in immigrant communities. We highlight the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and finish the episode with a discussion of Hillary Clinton's attacks on Bernie Sanders' campaign and why it is important to challenge those attacks. 

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"Unauthorized Disclosure" returns for a third season. 

The first episode features an interview with journalist Dahr Jamail on his report for Truthout.org about how documents, which show the U.S. Navy SEALs planned to use citizens as pawns in war games in the state of Washington in January 2016. The Navy circumvented the process so the public could not object to their plans. It excluded clandestine trainings from regulations requiring environmental impact statements. Plans were made to allow SEALs to deploy for war games in residential areas, state parks, and national parks without any consent from the people. Moreover, the SEALs would treat citizens as potential terrorists or enemies during their war games. 

In the discussion portion, hosts Kevin Gosztola and Rania Khalek recap the past few weeks of 2016 and talk about Guantanamo, Obama's State of the Union speech, and U.S. government raids and deportations against refugees from Central America.

Direct download: S3E1.mp3
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