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Hearing examines health of federal whistleblowing, finds alarming changes

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…

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John Kiriakou: “I swore to uphold the Constitution”

In an interview on Democracy Now!, former CIA agent John Kiriakou discussed his recent conviction on a count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. Kiriakou, who will soon begin serving a sentence of 30 months in prison, defended his decision to disclose waterboarding by the Bush administration.