James Risen, an Investigative Journalist, and veteran New York Times
Reporter, is now another name on the list of Journalists being prosecuted by the Obama Administration. Risen, whose reporting on warrantless wiretapping was published in 2006, is now facing jail time for the same material that earned him a Pulitzer Prize.
According to Democracy Now
, Risen’s original story was supposed to be published in the New York Times
prior to the Presidential election in 2004. However, the report was not published until 2006, because Risen was under “government pressure
,” due to the fact that his article could have had an effect of the outcome between candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry.
The same accounts included in the report, were also detailed in a book authored by