Senate report: CIA lied about torture of detainees

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[Cross-posted from Whistleblowing Today]  On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) released an unclassified summary of its classified report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program. In a forward, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee chair, writes, “it is my personal conclusion that, under any common meaning of the term, CIA detainees […]

Hearing examines health of federal whistleblowing, finds alarming changes

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by Linda Lewis   Sep. 20, 2014 [Originally posted Sep. 18 at Whistleblowing Today] At a hearing on Capitol Hill last Tuesday, witnesses delivered a combination of good news and dire predictions in testimonies on the state of whistleblowing in the federal government. The hearing, “Examining the Administration’s Treatment of Whistleblowers,” was held September 9 […]

Snowden’s asylum set to expire July 31

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By Linda Lewis. Reposted from Whistleblowing Today. Edward Snowden’s current grant of asylum from the Russian government expires on July 31, but his request for a one-year extension has not yet been granted.  Snowden’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena told the Interfax news agency, “We have filed documents to extend his stay on the territory of Russia” (Los […]