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Posted by Tom Devine.
Tom Devine is legal director of the Government Accountability Project, where he has worked to assist thousands of whistleblowers to come forward and has been involved in the all of the campaigns to pass or defend major whistleblower laws over the last two decades.
GAP’s Jesselyn Radack speaks with FDL about Jeffrey Sterling’s sentence and compares his case to recent leak prosecutions on a great podcast!
We’ve all seen that the “hypocritical dichotomy between the treatments of high-level, politically connected officials versus lower-level whistleblowers has never been more pronounced.”
“Fortunately, as demonstrated by Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s and Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden’s newly launched Senate Whistleblower Caucus, protecting the nation’s truth-tellers transcends congressional partisanship. Instead of offering support to disgraced former officials, Congress should follow the caucus’ lead and focus on the heroic whistleblowers who risk their jobs and their freedom to expose government fraud, waste, and abuse.”
Whistleblowers and the prosecution loophole
The Daily Progress
This week, Congress will take up some very important issues including a “fast track” trade bill and NSA Surveillance. Be sure to check back for more info on these important issues.