|Breaking News: FBI Whistleblower Instrumental in Exposing Constitutional Violations|
In today's Washington Post, we learned that for years the FBI engaged in systemic constitutional violations of our civil liberties. After 9/11, FBI officials went outside the law and obtained the phone records of many Americans with no connection to terrorism. This over-collection of data harms our nation's security and undermines properly targeted terrorism investigations. We know that FBI whistleblower Bassem Youssef was instrumental in exposing and stopping this illegal FBI domestic surveillance program. He should be protected, not punished, for doing the right thing.TAKE ACTION! Demand Congress protect all intelligence agency whistleblowers!
It is imperative that you contact your senators and congressmen and tell them to support the passage of H.R. 1507, which would protect all intelligence agency whistleblowers. The version currently pending in the Senate would allow FBI director Mueller and other intelligence agency directors, to terminate Mr. Youssef, or any other whistleblower, without judicial review.
TAKE ACTION! Tell your representatives to support H.R. 1507!
Who will have the courage to stand up to civil right abuses like this if they know there will be no judicial remedy if they suffer retaliation?
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress retaliation against national security whistleblowers is unacceptable!
Mr. Youssef, the highest-ranking fluent Arabic speaking FBI agent, is just the type of loyal American we need in our intelligence services. Mr. Youssef is a highly decorated FBI employee with over 20 years of service to this country, including a 1995 Director of Central Intelligence Award he received for his key role in one of America's most successful Middle Eastern counterterrorism operations.
Show your support for Mr. Youssef by sending a message to your representatives and then forwarding this message to your friends and family. National security employees are vital to exposing these civil rights abuses and they deserve our protection!
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