David House: “Through WikiLeaks we have been given direct evidence that the White House openly lies to congress and the American people in order to achieve political ends. Richard Nixon, in an attempt to stifle government transparency, once called Ellsberg “the most dangerous man in America” and accused him of “providing aid and comfort to the enemy.” Today we see the Obama administration continuing the legacy Nixon started by declaring whistleblowers as enemies of the state. It is a sad and dangerous day for transparency advocates everywhere.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday March 2, 2011 2:30 pm|
|By: Michael Whitney Monday January 31, 2011 3:30 pm|
David House spoke with Dylan Ratigan this afternoon about his visits this weekend with Bradley Manning at Quantico Marine Base.
As Jane wrote this morning, it was clear to David that Bradley’s spirits were down as a result of his solitary confinement, but Bradley was excited to discuss the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. David also revealed on MSNBC that while he meets with Bradley, there are three Marines standing behind Bradley who make their presence known. That’s in addition to electronic surveillance of the room, and presumably of every word spoken between Bradley and David.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday January 31, 2011 9:35 am|
David House was initially quite concerned about Manning’s state of mind, and felt he was beginning to exhibit some of the damaging symptoms of prolonged isolation including emotional withdrawal and impaired cognitive function. Bradley seemed slow to respond when they spoke, and could not process information as quickly as he normally did. Bradley became excited and engaged, however, when David mentioned the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday January 26, 2011 10:34 am|
Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News had this to say about the government’s treatment of Bradley Manning and David House: A colleague of Private Manning’s, David House, has been systematically abused by the Federal government, simply for speaking out against the government’s detention of Private Manning, and for trying to visit him. Mr. House has [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday January 25, 2011 10:50 am|
Last night anonymous military officials admitted to NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski that Quantico Brig Commander James Averhart placed Bradley Manning on suicide watch as a way to punish him for failure to obey an order.
The admission comes after Manning’s friend David House was detained by military police and prevented from visiting him at Quantico last weekend. Jake Tapper of ABC News asked Robert Gibbs about the incident yesterday during a White House press briefing, and if the administration is concerned about the way Manning is being treated. Gibbs referred him to “the authorities that are holding him [Manning].”
|By: Michael Whitney Monday January 24, 2011 3:13 pm|
Firedoglake.com’s Jane Hamsher went on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show this afternoon to discuss Bradley Manning’s imprisonment at Quantico Marine base, and how she and David House were detained at Quantico for two hours yesterday.
Hamsher explained that the government’s goal is to completely isolate Bradley Manning. When Dylan Ratigan asked if she feared her appearance would further endanger Manning, Hamsher replied that “the only thing that’s going to stop the abuse of Bradley Manning is when people start asking questions.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday January 23, 2011 6:10 pm|
There is no doubt in my mind that the primary objective of everything that happened today at Quantico was to keep Bradley Manning from having the company of his only remaining visitor, and intimidate him from ever returning.
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday January 23, 2011 1:23 pm|
At roughly 1:00 pm, upon driving onto the base at Quantico, David House and blogger Jane Hamsher were detained. House, who is on the Quantico Brig’s visitation list, has been visiting Braley Manning in confinement since last September…
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday January 23, 2011 11:25 am|
Jane Hamsher is with David House who is trying to visit Pvt. Bradley Manning at Quantico today while carrying a petition with 42,000 signatures requesting humane treatment for Manning. The military isn’t making it easy at all. We’re publishing her tweets as well as David House’s tweets here as a post in case you haven’t been able to follow on Twitter.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday December 23, 2010 3:21 pm|
Twenty three-year-old computer programmer David House is the only person besides Bradley Manning’s aunt and attorney to visit him in prison, as Manning almost enters his sixth month in extreme isolation while awaiting trial at Quantico Marine Base.
House appeared on the Dylan Ratigan Show today to discuss his Firedoglake story about Manning’s detention, revealing new information about Bradley’s health, the Pentagon’s deceptions, and the weak accusations hurled at Manning by Adrian Lamo, the one man whose story the government used to arrest and detain Bradley.