Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog, publishes at outlets including the Guardian, Salon, and The Progressive, and appears frequently on television and radio. She is the author of Anatomy of Deceit, a primer on the CIA leak investigation, and live-blogged the Scooter Libby trial. Marcy is best known for weedy analysis of legal documents on counterterrorism programs, and won the 2009 Hillman Award for blog journalism.
Marcy has a PhD from the University of Michigan, where she researched the “feuilleton,” a short conversational newspaper form that has proven important in times of heightened censorship. Before and after her time in academics, Marcy provided documentation consulting for corporations in the auto, tech, and energy industries. She lives with her spouse and dog in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Trump’s Lawyer Claims White House Cooperation With Special Counsel Is “Unprecedented.” He’s Wrong.
It’s only “unprecedented” if you don’t count the last special counsel investigation.
George Papadopoulos’s Plea Deal Is Very, Very Bad News for Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been categorical in his denials. George Papadopoulos might have something to say about that.
The White House Has Been Covering Up the Presidency’s Role in Torture for Years
From 2009 to 2012, the Obama administration went to extraordinary lengths to keep a single short phrase, describing President Bush’s authorization of the torture program, secret.