Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold

Investigative Reporter

I'm senior investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News. My weapon: FOIA.

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Freedom of the Press Foundation

Government FOIA Officers Complain About House FOIA Reform Bill | Freedom of the Press Foundation

Government FOIA Officers Complain About House FOIA ...

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Obama Administration Official Whitewashes Truth About FOIA ...

Obama Administration Official Whitewashes Truth Abo...

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Government Opposes Preservation Order in FOIA Lawsuit for CIA's ...

Government Opposes Preservation Order in FOIA Lawsu...

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FOIA Lawsuit No. 5: My Attempt to Access the Secret Report ...

FOIA Lawsuit No. 5: My Attempt to Access the Secret...

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NSA Sees "Grave Damage" to National Security If Draft Talking ...

NSA Sees "Grave Damage" to National Security If Dra...

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DOJ: Feinstein's Committee Controls Torture Report; Has Final Say ...

DOJ: Feinstein's Committee Controls Torture Report;...

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EXCLUSIVE: Clapper Memo Reveals Rationale Behind NSA Review Group Secrecy

When President Obama announced last August that he ...

Freedom of the Press Foundation

DHS Dumps 1,400 Pages of Heavily Redacted Records Related to ...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just released 1,400 pages of emails and other internal records concerning the agency’s role in advising the Department of Justice and Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on changes made to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) guidelines used to collect and retain data about potential terrorist threats.

Freedom of the Press Foundation

EXCLUSIVE: Guantanamo in New Attorney-Client Mail Controversy ...

Guantanamo officials don’t know who are the rightful owners of thousands of pages of legal documents and other materials seized from prisoners during a raid at the communal camp in April, according to a government document I obtained. A Justice Department attorney said in a draft seven-page court filing dated July 2 that Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) is “currently in possession of one hundred five (105) bins and three (3) bags of documents and materials for which ownership cannot be determined without further review.”

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Freedom of the Press Foundation Launches Second Campaign in ...

Second Campaign Will Support Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Center for Public Integrity, Truthout, and WikiLeaks; Supporters Can Donate to Specific Secrecy-Busting Projects FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San Francisco, CA – February 4, 2013 – Freedom of the Press Foundation is launching its second fund-raising campaign in support of cutting-edge journalism focused on transparency and accountability, after its first six-week campaign ended on Sunday with over $196,000 in crowd-funded donations.

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Guantanamo Prisoners Ask Judge to Stop Force-Feeding So They ...

Lawyers for four hunger-striking Guantanamo prisoners filed a motion Sunday in federal court in Washington, DC, asking a judge to intervene and stop prison officials from force-feeding the men and administering medications associated with the procedure without their consent. 

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Guantanamo's Indefinite Prisoners Will Finally Have Cases ...

Attorneys representing Guantanamo prisoners were notified by a government official late Friday night that the men who the Obama administration has determined can neither be prosecuted nor released will finally have their cases reviewed to determine whether they should still be indefinitely detained.  

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Guantanamo: The Tour | Freedom of the Press Foundation

Last week, thanks to the generous support of the Freedom of Press Foundation, I traveled to Guantanamo during the height of a mass hunger strike to tour the detention facility, along with four other members of the media. We were shown the two main detention camps—5 and 6—as well as Camp X-Ray, the detainee hospital, library, food preparation and we observed the prisoners' morning prayer.