INSIDER MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTOR WAYNE MADSEN

                        TARGET OF WHITE HOUSE NSA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

January 12, 2006 -- Informed intelligence sources have informed Insider-Magazine.com contributing writer and close friend Wayne Madsen that he has, since October 2005, been under an active federal criminal investigation as part of the Bush administration's probe of leaks about illegal NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens. Madsen also operates an insider-magazine aligned site http://www.waynemadsenreport.com Madsen a former NSA employee and distinguished U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer had this to say about the criminal probe.

"To reiterate what I've stated before: I refuse to cede my First Amendment rights and will not cooperate with ANY grand jury asking questions about sources and I will refuse to turn over notebooks or other materials to any investigators, warrant or not. I'm willing to become a political prisoner rather than succumb to the fascist thugs in the Bush administration. WMR is working on a number of investigations involving The Carlyle Group, the Fellowship Foundation, and illegal surveillance. We will continue to publish until the Bush administration makes their move to shut us down. Again, your support has helped us to gain enough of a media presence to make the Bush administration nervous."