All the President’s Men is a historical investigative story of the Watergate scandal that eventually forced President Richard Nixon to resign in the first year of his second term as a president. He is the only president that had to resign. The story is based on two Washington Post reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who investigated the Watergate story. The book started with Woodward receiving a call from the city editor of the Washington Post about a burglary at the Democratic headquarters. Bernstein was also assigned to report on the burglary at the Watergate hotel.
Over the years following 9/11, facts about the secret surveillance program started to surface. As an investigation started being conducted, it was found that the program was not just listening in on calls and emails from abroad by quite of bit of activity monitoring was taking place within the United States causing a lot of controversy in the fact that people did not like the idea that their private information was being invaded by the NSA on authority of the president. Furthermore, there was a rise in concern for the Fourth Amendment rights against search and seizure violations of having individual’s emails taken and used against them without warrants. The Bush Administration worked with Congress immediately following the 9/11 attacks to pass and sign into law the USA Patriot Act that was “an overnight revision of the nation 's surveillance laws that vastly expanded the government 's authority to spy on its own citizens, while simultaneously reducing checks and balances on those powers like judicial oversight, public accountability, and the ability to challenge government searches in court” (ACLU,
Before he was an Associate Professor of Government at Armstrong Atlantic State University, William Daugherty was a CIA Officer, one that was a hostage in Iran for 444 days (Washington Post 2006). His 2004 book, Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency draws on his authority as a former CIA Officer involved in arguably the most infamous American covert action and as an American government professor. The book details the development and execution of covert actions with evaluations, and the Presidency’s aspect of the book deals directly with executive oversight. Daugherty refutes the claims that the CIA is conducting covert actions on its own, assuring that every President since its inception has utilized covert action programs
In order to isolate the individual who they suspected for the leaks. But in 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked documents known as the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times, these documents showed US history and involvement in the Vietnam War. The papers showed the the US Military’s enlarged scale of operation of the war from the bombing being conducted in Laos, Cambodia and the raids in North Vietnam. With the leak of the Pentagon Papers, David Young the administrative assistant to Henry Kissinger published a memo for the creation of the “The Plumbers”. The plumbers consisted of persons who specialized in security and intelligence gathering in order to plug the wholes were the “leaks” were coming
Every American is being monitored even without reasonable cause for the government to be monitoring them. The intentions of both acts were to monitor Americans who are supporting the terrorist and help fight the terrorist crimes within our country. The problem is that the government is over stepping that line and is monitoring everyone’s phone data. Phone data is not a reasonable source to gain suspicion of someone who a terrorist or helping a terrorist. Washington Post has posted on May 24, 2015 that the FBI confirms that no major terrorism cases were caught form the Patriot phone data collection (Krieger, 2015) The American Civil Liberties Union filed a law suit against the government in 2013.
In May of 1998, the United States Department of Justice initiated a lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation regarding an antitrust case. This litigation was brought to court because Microsoft had apparently become a monopoly and was breaking sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act by taking part in abusive practices. In this case, Microsoft was being sued for committing a monopolization. One of the main issues in this case was that Microsoft was abusing this monopoly power through its operating system and web browser sales on Intel personal computers. The central issue in this was that Microsoft was putting together their operating system with Internet Explorer’s web browser.
Here are some of the most recent instances where its credibility has been questioned. Subpoint 1: Some accusations that Russia is behind the recent Democratic National Committee leaks. Sub-subpoint: It is believed that the hacker behind the Democratic National Committee leaks is a Russian hacker trying to meddle in America's election process Evidence: On October 7, 2016, the Department Of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a joint statement to the public discussing the origin of the Democratic National Committee leaks. They are confident that Russia is behind the leaks. While they don’t substantiate the claim, it should definitely be noted who their prime suspect
With help from a source known as “Deep Throat”, they were able to bring details of the scandal to the public. Deep Throat was later revealed to be William Mark Felt Sr in the May 2005 issue of the Vanity Fair magazine. Felt was serving as the No. 2 official in the FBI at the time he was supplying Bernstein and Woodward with information. The Washington Post later won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1973, for Public Service for Bernstein and Woodward's coverage of the scandal.
12, 2002: A criminal indictment accusing Kozlowski and Swartz of “enterprise corruption for allegedly stealing more than $170 million from Tyco and obtaining $430 million by fraud in the sale of company shares.” Mark Belnick is charged separately with falsifying records to conceal more than $14 million in company loans. Dec. 17, 2002: Board member Frank Walsh pleads guilty in an alleged scheme to hide the $20 million in fees for the CIT Group deal. Oct. 7, 2003: The first trial of Kozlowski and Swartz begins with opening statements in which prosecutors characterize them as “crime bosses who looted Tyco.” Defense lawyers call them “honest executives who deserved and disclosed all corporate payments and perks.” Oct. 28, 2003: The jury is shown a video of a birthday party Kozlowski threw for his wife in Italy. Tyco paid almost half the $2 million cost of the event. Nov. 25, 2003: Prosecutors show the jury a video of the $6,000 shower curtain and other expensive interiors at Kozlowski's Tyco-owned apartment in New York.
Most significantly, Edward Snowden, who worked for the National Security Agency, released top secret documents confirming this theory. Snowden believes the NSAâ€™s tracking of Americans will only get worse in the future; this is a danger to our democracy. The U.S. Department of Justice has accused Snowden of â€œtheft of government property, unauthorized communication of national defense information and willful communication of classified communications...to an unauthorized personâ€ (Finn, 2013). Although Snowden will go down in history as one of America 's most consequential whistleblowers, he sacrificed everything because he did not want to allow the government to destroy internet freedom and Americansâ€™ basic
John Giglio was charged with passing forged money orders and sentenced to five years imprisonment. During the appeal, Giglio counsel discovered new evidence representing that the prosecutors had failed to reveal a promise made to its “key witness” that he wouldn’t be prosecuted if he testified for the government. The Court granted a certiorari to determine whether the evidence not revealed would require a retrial under the due process standards Napue v. Illinoi, 360 U.S. 264 (1959), and Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963). Evidence showed at trial, representatives at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. learned that Robert Taliento, key witness and co-conspirator, was a banker teller and also had cashed several forged money orders. He confessed to providing Giglio with a customer’s bank signature card used by John Giglio to forge $2,300 in money orders.
They mention the agency’s new wiretapping program and the constant suspicion that the agency is hiding something. The “FBI Encyclopedia” and “NSA wiretapping program” explains the suspicion on the NSA since World War II to the present day twenty- first century, while “Rep. Ellison Statement on Allegations of NSA Spying on Muslim-Americans” talks about how the NSA spies on Muslim-Americans when there was no wrong doing. This article uses the position of other nations/ races and how they are affected through these programs. However, all three articles come to a conclusion to make points about the National Security Agency being sneaky with something and their actions going beyond their
(2013, June 07). What is the NSA 's PRISM program? (FAQ). Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-the-nsas-prism-program-faq/ Franklin, S. M. (2016). Big Brother is watching you: Government Surveillance through cell-site location information and the Fourth Circuits Attempt to stop it.