GotNews.com, working with Andrew “weev” Auernheimer, will be publishing the names of high-ranking Department of Justice officials identified in the Ashley Madison leak.
We tracked them down by matching the IP addresses of their offices to the IP addresses and credit cards in the Ashley Madison data.
We’ll be publishing these names for several reasons:
1.) It is against Department of Justice policy to use taxpayer funded computers for going on cheating websites.
2.) It makes Department of Justice employees subject to blackmail. The Associated Press first mentioned Department of Justice officials but never gave their names under a bizarre rationale that they hadn’t committed a crime.
3.) The Department of Justice has been engaged in a campaign of over prosecution of young men. Whereas Facebook founder Sean Parker or Apple founder Steve Jobs could get away with hacking the FBI and the phone system, respectively, Aaron Swartz and Andrew “weev” Auernheimer were threatened or sent to jail over innocuous hacks or pranks. Criminalizing the creative uses of technology leads to weaker security and the mass jailing of high IQ.
4.) The DOJ has also persecuted and prosecuted journalists like videographer James O’Keefe and former Reuters employee Matthew Keys while it has failed to keep Americans safer from criminals or terrorists.
5.) We respect the good men and women of the FBI and the Department of Justice who continue to take their oath seriously. We’ve worked with them in the past to arrest criminals and we will continue to work with them into the future.
Here’s the first: Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin S. Bell. He’s based in New York and used Ashley Madison at work. He works for the controversial U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
We will be publishing the name of high-ranking Department of Justice officials over the next few days.