Real meaning of “Whistleblower”

by Sal on January 5, 2006

in Politics

Bill Gertz reports today about former NSA employee Russ Tice requesting to testify before congress regarding so-called illegal activity involving the NSA and the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency). The content of his testimony is classified. However, he is claiming immunity under the 1998 Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act.

The problem is the act he refers to requires that he coordinate his efforts with the Inspector General, who then reports to the Congressional Intelligence Committees. In this case, Tice has leaked to the press and sent the letters to congress directly, in violation of the act.

The continuous leaks of classified information must be stopped. Funny how the press was all over the Valerie Plame case, but seems to care very little about the secret prison leak, the NSA leak (at least from the release of classifed information; they care a lot about blaming Bush for eroding our rights), and now this Tice issue.

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