// 4/11/17 //
CIA Director Mike Pompeo sharply criticized Wikileaks, warning that the CIA will aggressively turn its attention to ending publication of government secrets (The Hill).
- This is a blatant and hypocritical attack on Free Speech, argues Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.
- Director Pompeo’s remarks can be found here.
The Trump Administration will no longer release visitor logs, a sharp departure from the Obama Administration’s policy of transparency (NYT).
- This further chips away at the American people’s trust in the President argues the Editorial Board of the Washington Post.
- At Sunlight Foundation, Alex Howard writes that the secrecy of White House visitor logs indicates that the Trump Administration is allergic to transparency.
- Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, defended the recent decision not to release visitor logs at the White House. (Politico).
Presidential candidates’ free speech rights should be protected and the claims of incitement probably don’t pass constitutional muster, argues Lee Rowland (ACLU).