Investigate Corporations’ Dirty Tricks Campaign

Posted by – 01/03/2011

[via demandprogress.org]

Shocking new leaked emails show big corporations, defense contractors, and corporate law firms conspiring to run a “dirty tricks” campaign against their political enemies, including WikiLeaks. They proposed infiltrating groups under fake identities, smearing their reputation by planting false documents, and even hacking into their computers to try to steal information and disrupt their work.

But while WikiLeaks is the target of a major government investigation, these guys are still major government contractors! Now some brave members of Congress are trying to change that, demanding a full investigation into these potential crimes: They just signed a letter urging the chairmen of several powerful Congressional committees to start holding hearings. Can you join them?

PETITION TO CHAIRS DARRELL ISSA, LAMAR SMITH, MIKE ROGERS, AND HOWARD MCKEON: Several brave members of Congress just requested that your committees immediately open hearings on defense data security contractors HB Gary Federal, Palantir Technologies, and Berico Technologies, and the law firm Hunton & Williams.  I support their request, and urge you to start investigating the potential crimes committed by these firms right away.

Click here to sign the petition.

Salon covers the emails and the potential investigation here.

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