Times-Picayune (LA): Fired BP Worker Files Whistleblower Suit
Summary: A former BP employee has filed a whistleblower suit against the major oil company, claiming that he was fired after reporting to federal overseers that his superiors were falsifying data to make Mississippi beaches appear cleaner. According to the whistleblower, BP officials refused to clean up oiled debris on various beaches and then reported the beaches clean, all in an effort to finish its cleanup responsibilities and leave the rest to the coast guard.
Washington Times: Ex-CIA Official Accused of Leaks
Summary: More coverage of the former CIA officer, John Kiriakou, who is now the sixth whistleblower to be charged under the Espionage Act during the Obama administration. Kiriakou is accused of ‘leaking’ classified information to members of the media.
Key Quote: “[Those charged under the Espionage Act] are all whistle-blowers, who because they work in the national security and intelligence field, are not protected” by the whistle-blowing law, said Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project, a nonprofit watchdog group.
GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack blogged today about the revelation that Kiriakou's wife, another intelligence agency employee, was pressured to resign.
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