Whistleblowers Speak out About Petraeus' Soft Plea Agreement

    Tom Devine Posted by Tom Devine.

    Tom Devine is legal director of the Government Accountability Project, where he has worked to assist thousands of whistleblowers to come forward and has been involved in the all of the campaigns to pass or defend major whistleblower laws over the last two decades.



    Whistleblower Thomas Drake used every internal channel available to whistleblowers before sharing declassified information that highlighted waste, fraud, abuse and illegality to....

    Whistleblower Thomas Drake used every internal channel available to whistleblowers before sharing declassified information that highlighted waste, fraud, abuse and illegality to the tune of $4 billion. For this, he was charged with ten felony counts, five of which fell under the Espionage Act.

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    “John Kiriakou, a former CIA analyst who disclosed U.S. waterboarding of a terrorism suspect to a reporter and was later prosecuted under the Espionage Act,” received two years in jail, lost his job and pension, and was forced to be away from his wife and five children.

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    GAP’S Jesselyn Radack sums up the two-tiered justice system with this piece in Foreign Policy.

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