(This article is published in Salon.)
Whistleblowing journalism organization WikiLeaks released a trove of former CIA Director John Brennan’s emails Wednesday afternoon. The private messages provide insight into a variety of issues, including torture, Iran, and secrecy.
Before heading the CIA in 2013, Brennan served as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center from 2004-5 and Homeland Security Advisor from 2009-13. Although these messages are from 2007-8, they offer a glimpse into the inner workings of the U.S. government.