Some news stories speak for themselves…
Is whistleblower advocate for nation’s spies under attack?
By Marisa Taylor
McClatchy Washington Bureau
April 2, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s inspector general is trying to suspend and possibly revoke the top secret access of the Defense Department’s former director of whistleblowing, triggering concerns in Congress that he’s being retaliated against for doing his job.
If the recommendation is acted on, Daniel Meyer would no longer be able to work in his current job as the executive director for intelligence community whistleblowing at a time when President Barack Obama’s reforms of the system are supposed to be underway.
The controversy over Meyer’s fate comes at an awkward moment for the Obama administration. Meyer, the Pentagon inspector general’s whistleblower advocate until last summer, was well-known for aggressively investigating whistleblower allegations. In his current job, he was supposed to have a key role in the president’s initiative to improve the intelligence whistleblowing system…
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“...Meyer, the Pentagon inspector general’s whistleblower advocate until last summer…”
That’d be right after the news regarding Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency (NSA) document leaks started appearing in the press.
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And, here's my question for the day, per my previous post here (SEE: "Wheeler: Clapper's Doc Redactions May Show FBI's Warrantless, U.S. Wiretapping Is 'Worse' Than NSA's"), earlier this morning: Could it be that the NSA is really somewhat of a "shiny object," comprehensively enabling but at the same time belying the true, massive extent of domestic surveillance that occurs in this country on a daily basis?
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