|Grassley Questions FBI On More Alleged Retaliation Against Whistleblowers|
Washington, D.C. September 10, 2007. – Senator Chuck Grassley has again reminded the FBI that the law does not allow retaliation against government whistleblowers. Grassley reiterated his concerns to FBI Director Robert Mueller in a letter sent yesterday.
The Senator’s letter forwards allegations of retaliation against FBI
Agent Bassem Youssef, chief of the Communications Analysis Unit.
Youssef is the highest ranking Arab-American in the FBI. After the 9/11
terrorist attacks, Youssef raised concerns within the FBI that he, as
one of the highest ranking Arabic-speaking agents, was not being
assigned to cases related to the attacks.