Eric Lichtblau

The New York Times

Eric Lichtblau appears in the following:

How America Became a Safe Haven for Nazis after WWII

Friday, November 14, 2014

Investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau tells how some Nazis received help and protection from the U.S. government—and were hired by the CIA, FBI, and the military.

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Secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Sees Role Expanding

Monday, July 08, 2013

New information is out on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), which operates in secret and approves government surveillance programs—including the two revealed by leaker Edward Snowden. The court's role is expanding to more than just surveillance programs. Eric Lichtblau is a reporter in the Washington Bureau for our partner The New York Times. He's reported on these broad expansions of the FISA court for the paper and joins The Takeaway to discuss this expansion of powers.


Phone Records and Online Data Collection by Feds

Friday, June 07, 2013

Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on National Security Agency wiretapping during the Bush administration talks about the NSA's current collection of Verizon phone records and online data.  

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Documents Reveal Congressional Safety Concerns Prior to BP Disaster

Friday, December 17, 2010

Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, officials in Congress were concerned about the "cozy" relationship between federal regulators and the oil industry and the failure of regulators to spend funds on safety measures, according to documents recently acquired by The New York TimesThe documents were acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, and include emails between Congressional officials and the Minerals Management Service. Was the M.M.S. "stonewalling" all along? And how will Gulf residents take the news?


Documents Reveal Rove's Role

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The House Judiciary Committee has released almost 6,000 pages of documents that show that Karl Rove the former top political adviser to President George W. Bush played a critical role in the 2006 firings of a number of U.S. attorneys. Do the new documents support a charge of perjury? We talk to New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau.


The front page: Elections in Mosul and a Russian spy

Friday, January 30, 2009

As we looked over the front page of today's New York Times, two stories caught our eye. The first, Iraqi Elections Face Crucial Test in Violent Mosul by Ian Fisher discusses how national politics in Iraq are actually local. The second, U.S. Says Jailed C.I.A. Mole Kept Spying for Russia by Eric Lichtblau is a fascinating account of a former CIA officer who never stopped being a Russian spy despite being in prison. Both authors join us today.


Bush pardons man 24 years after his death

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Charlie Winters is only the second man to be pardoned posthumously. After he arranged for B-17 bombers to be sent to Israel (and even flew one himself across the Atlantic). He was hailed as a hero by Israel but convicted of violating the 1939 Neutrality Act. Eric Lichtblau from The New York Times discusses the details.
"He was willing to put his own life on the line in flying overseas."
— Eric Lichtblau on Charlie Winters


Outgoing president Bush announces list of 14 pardons

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The White House announced last night that President Bush would grant 14 pardons and commute 2 sentences before leaving office in January. The pardons did not include any of the high-profile defendants who have previously petitioned the Bush administration for help.
"These were garden variety crimes for the most part — drug distribution, a couple of unauthorized uses of fertilizers."
— Eric Lichtblau


Eric Holder may be top choice for AG

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

One of our listeners was particularly proud of the selection of Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General:


Justice, Compromised

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau and David Lat, editor-in-chief of the blog Above the Law, explain yesterday's report on the Justice Department's illegal hiring practices, and why the damage extends beyond just a few crestfallen law students.

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Will the Phone Companies Get a Pass?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Will the Senate grant immunity to phone companies in the NSA wiretapping program today? New York Times Washington Correspondent Eric Lichtblau looks at what's at stake and reports on new revelations about the program.

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