“We need to have the whistleblower’s back.”
I agree wholeheartedly.
But what about Manning, Drake, Snowden, Kiriakou and Sterling, who also took great personal risks on behalf of democracy? With its digital finger to the wind, MoveOn refused to engage in a campaign to help any of them. Manning, Kiriakou and Sterling were railroaded into prison and remained there for years; Snowden has been forced to stay in exile; and Drake endured years of persecution under threat of decades behind bars.
The FBI director say whistleblowers are “critical” to democracy, but the Justice Department doesn’t protect intelligence whistleblowers. More needs to be done to protect them.