United States

The whistleblowing bankers who were sent to jail

Two traders jailed for rigging interest rates were the original whistleblowers of the scandal, and not the bosses that directed them to carry out the illegal actions. Leaked audio recordings reveal Peter Johnson and Colin Bermingham alerted the US central bank to a fraud that the tapes suggest was directed from the top of the financial system.

US ‘selected’ Iraq intelligence

A former CIA official has accused the Bush administration of “cherry-picking” its intelligence on Iraq before the 2003 invasion.

Paul Pillar writes in the Foreign Affairs journal that the White House used the intelligence to justify a decision it had already reached.

Mr Pillar was the national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005