Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist covering national security and civil liberties.

Views My Own

Was the Trump Campaign Full of Spies or Just Idiots?

Somehow, the strange saga of competing Russia memos has mostly just made the president's campaign look shadier than ever.
Marcy Wheeler
2.26.18
the memo

All the Key Details Republicans Left Out of Their Famous Memo

A flimsy and much-hyped document that was supposed to blow up the Russia investigation raises more questions about Republicans than the FBI.
Marcy Wheeler
2.2.18
SURVEILLANCE

Why the Latest Leak Linking Trump to Russia Is So Shocking

A Trump foreign policy advisor was spied on by the feds last summer, and even though he hasn't been charged, everyone knows his name.
Marcy Wheeler
4.12.17
Views My Own

The Republican Hypocrisy on Surveillance, Leaks, and Snowden

Congressman Devin Nunes is apparently fine with revealing classified information as long as it helps Donald Trump.
Marcy Wheeler
3.23.17
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015

How We Can Fight Terrorism Better in 2016

We're letting the terrorists terrorize us, and it only feeds more attacks.
Marcy Wheeler
1.7.16
News

The New NSA Reform Bill Would Give the Government Even More Power to Spy on Your Smartphone

On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to rein in the NSA's dragnet phone surveillance programs. But as the debate moves to the Senate, it's not clear whether we're debating a phone dragnet or an Internet one.
Marcy Wheeler
5.14.15
News

The Feds Say You Should Use Shitty Hotel Wi-Fi or Risk Being Spied On

The government's legal brief against an alleged Chinese mobster speaks to its unchecked surveillance powers in the Obama era.
Marcy Wheeler
11.12.14
News

When Is Congress Going to Rein In FBI Surveillance?

We've heard a lot about NSA spying thanks to Edward Snowden, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is no stranger to unaccountable snooping.
Marcy Wheeler
11.4.14