The Dangers to National Security Whistleblowers
A new report released by PEN American Center has revealed a chaotic patchwork of protections for national security whistleblowers that leaves many intelligence community workers extremely vulnerable to retaliation and criminal prosecution. Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN American Center, and Katy Glenn Bass, the report’s supervisor, discuss the holes in the laws and regulations covering whistleblowing and why it poses high risks for national security workers and journalists. Joining them is whistleblower Jesselyn Radack, who spoke up against Bush administration’s tactics conducted by the FBI back in 2002. Radack is currently a national security and human rights lawyer directing the Whistleblower & Source Protection Project (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts, and also represents whistleblower Edward Snowden.