Join us for a special broadcast featuring DRAD Policy Director Chip Gibbons, Jesselyn Radack head of Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts, and whistleblowers who have faced Espionage Act charges.
Last week, Daniel Hale, a drone whistleblower, pled guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act. Hale admitted in court that he gave to an investigative reporter documents detailing human rights abuses pertaining to the US’s troubling assassination program. Although this information was in the public interest, the government nonetheless indicted Hale under the Espionage Act.
This fits into a troubling pattern where those who expose official abuses of power, including war crimes and unconstitutional surveillance, are charged under the Espionage Act. To discuss what is happening in the Hale case and how it fits into the bipartisan outrage of Espionage Act abuse Chip Gibbons will speak with Jesselyn Radack. Jesselyn served as a legal advisor to Daniel Hale and has represented a number of whistleblowers in the past, including Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, and Edward Snowden.
Chip and Jesselyn will be joined throughout the broadcast by whistleblowers who have themselves faced Espionage Act charges, including Jeffrey Sterling.