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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…


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.