Marcy Wheeler

Trump Pardons Libby, Sending Message to Mueller’s Targets

April 13, 2018

Marcy Wheeler says Trump is dangling the Scooter Libby Pardon before those caught up in the web that Robert Mueller is investigating

The CIA’s New Torturer-in-Chief

March 13, 2018

Gina Haspel, President Trump’s new pick to head the CIA, has played a key role in the agency’s torture program — and in covering it up, says Marcy Wheeler

Has Trump Given Mueller a Case?

January 26, 2018

News that Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller in June has bolstered speculation that he will face charges on obstruction of justice. Empty Wheel’s Marcy Wheeler and Aaron Mate discuss whether there’s a case for obstruction — and Mueller’s key focus, collusion

After Indictments, Where is Russiagate Headed?

October 30, 2017

Paul Manafort and former business partner Rick Gates, along with former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, have been the first people indicted in the Trump-Russia probe. Independent journalist Marcy Wheeler, economist James Henry, and TRNN’s Aaron Mate discuss.

Sessions Faces Russia Questions, But Are Democrats Next?

October 18, 2017

In a Senate hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was grilled yet again on Russia and other issues. Meanwhile, a new Russia-tied investigation has emerged, but this time it involves the Obama administration

Does Mueller’s Russia Probe Threaten Trump?

August 7, 2017

Marcy Wheeler of EmptyWheel.net and TRNN’s Aaron Mate discuss the significance and scope of Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, which is apparently focusing on Trump’s financial dealings

Spies, News Agencies, Wiretaps and Whistleblowers

August 5, 2017
The Trump administration’s new crackdown on government leaks could be used to go after journalists, says Marcy Wheeler of EmptyWheel.net

As Comey Testifies, Don’t Expect His Successor to Challenge Trump

June 8, 2017

National security journalist Marcy Wheeler of EmptyWheel.net discusses the nomination of Christopher Wray as FBI Director just as would-be predecessor James Comey is set to testify on his recent firing

The ‘Anti-Manning’ Positions of Hillary Clinton on National Security and Surveillance

January 21, 2016

Marcy Wheeler, national security and civil liberties reporter at EmptyWheel.net, says Clinton supported secure communications for dissidents – except when it came to leaks from her own State Department to WikiLeaks

Advocate of Government Surveillance Promoted to Review NSA Oversight

August 22, 2013

Marcy Wheeler: Government promoting surveillance advocate to oversight panel raises question if its more concerned with repairing its image or surveillance oversight