|Whistleblower Advocates Oppose Senate Bill|
S. 372 repeals existing FBI protections and expands state secrets privilege
Washington, D.C. March 10, 2010. Prominent national security whistleblowers and advocacy groups issued a letter today urging the Senate to vote against the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009 (S. 372) unless the dangerous national security whistleblower provisions are corrected. This bill, which is currently being “hotlined” for unanimous consent, repeals existing FBI protections and strengthens the state secrets privilege.
To arrange interviews with FBI whistleblowers Dr. Whitehurst, Jane Turner or Sibel Edmonds, or the attorneys with active FBI whistleblower cases, please contact Lindsey Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-342-1903.Links:
March 10, 2010 Letter to Senate Intelligence, Judiciary, and Homeland Security Committee
March 3, 2010 Letter from FBI whistleblower Dr. Fredric Whitehurst
February 19, 2010 Letter from FBI whistleblowers Jane Turner and Sibel Edmonds
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