Reading Time: 6 minutes The Boston Globe suspended long-time columnist Kevin Cullen for stretching the truth in his Boston Marathon Bombing columns. It should have suspended him for law enforcement worship.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A recently released CIA report from 1956 shows the agency once condemned the torture techniques of communist regimes as immoral. But the agency would later end up using many of those same methods — and worse — in the War on Terror.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently released CIA documents show the agency was aware that detainees subjected to its “enhanced interrogation” would say anything — especially what their torturers wanted to hear — to get the torture to stop. Maybe that was the whole point?
Reading Time: 4 minutes WhoWhatWhy makes its semiannual interview request with convicted Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The feds answer: Nope.
Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s been five years since the Boston Marathon bombing. Nevertheless, the federal government continues to withhold most of its official records about the primary perpetrator of that heinous attack.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Since 9/11, the FBI has had little trouble winning prosecutions against anyone it says is a “terrorist.” That might be changing.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The FBI was caught in a lie by the judge in the already shaky case against the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The government’s post-9/11 legacy of torture continues to hamper Guantánamo Bay legal proceedings. President Donald Trump is not helping.
Reading Time: 7 minutes One of the biggest unanswered questions related to the Boston Marathon bombing is: Who built the bombs? A Boston-based journalist thinks she might have an answer.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Fed stonewalling on routine records for Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev highlights overarching lack of government transparency.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Department of Justice continues to block media access to convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, refuses to say why, and refuses to tell us why they won’t tell us why.
Reading Time: 5 minutes At least some mainstream media are finally showing an interest in the unresolved mysteries of the Boston Marathon bombing. But the FBI remains as tight-lipped as ever. What are they hiding?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Tamerlan Tsarnaev told agents that four mystery men claiming to be FBI agents tried to contact him, according to a recently released 2011 FBI interview summary. Were those men really from the FBI or another federal agency? A growing body of evidence says a government connection is likely.
Reading Time: 6 minutes A new book by an author with a mainstream pedigree reinforces WhoWhatWhy’s skepticism that the FBI is coming clean about what led up to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The FBI is now only accepting FOIA requests via fax, “snail mail” or through a special online portal, limiting the options for submitting requests from the public. If transparency advocates had not intervened, the Bureau’s policy would have been far worse.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen has been charged with “material support” of a terrorist group and faces life in prison if convicted. Is Noor Salman being punished for the sins of her husband? Is she being silenced? Does she know too much about her late husband’s earlier interactions with the FBI?
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Ft. Lauderdale shooter has something significant in common with other recent perpetrators of violence: he had been previously investigated by the FBI and other agencies. Instead of the usual hand-wringing over “missed opportunities,” maybe it’s time to ask what exactly is going on in these assessments?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) let slip a terrifying reality when it comes to the power of our nation’s president over “executive branch” agencies like the CIA. In an interview Tuesday with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Schumer said President-elect Donald Trump is “being really dumb” by taking on the intelligence community because if he does Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes Newly released FBI documents reveal a previously unacknowledged investigation into the 9/11 network which calls into question official 9/11 Commission conclusions.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Vladimir Putin claims Russian investigators were told that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was “not your business” after they had warned their American counterparts repeatedly.