On August 12, an anonymous individual field a whistleblower complaint with Michael Atkinson, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. In a letter, addressed to House and Senate intelligence committee chairs, the whistleblower described a situation of “urgent” importance. (more…)
On Democracy Now!, Peter Maass (The Intercept) described the Obama administration’s prosecution of Stephen Kim under the Espionage Act, treatment typically reserved for whistleblowers. (more…)
[Republished from Whistleblowing Today] Four national security whistleblowers and a former CIA analyst appeared onstage Tuesday at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall for a roundtable discussion, “Beyond Orwell: Surveillance, Secrets & Whistleblowing in the Security State.” (more…)
The verdict in the Bradley Manning trial was the subject of discussion on Thursday’s Charlie Rose Show. Amy Davidson (the New Yorker) and Yochai Benkler (Harvard Law School) debated Phil Mudd (formerly of the FBI). Like President Obama, Mudd took the position that individuals must never disclose classified information. Professor Benkler, a defense witness at Manning’s trial, looked at the issue more thoughtfully, saying, “The question is: What’s the proper balance?”
That question deserves serious national debate.