June Trial Looms As Obama DOJ Crusades Against Critics
By Andrew Kreig
The Obama administration’s shocking crackdown on government whistleblowers became more prominent this week with the New Yorker Magazine’s publication of a hard-hitting article about the plight of former National Security Agency senior executive Thomas Drake. He faces a June 13 trial on charges of violating the Espionage Act, obstructing justice and lying to federal agents.
Drake’s supporters raised his profile further May 18 by releasing a video of his acceptance speech for the annual Ridenhour “Truth-Telling Prize.” Drake is shown below receiving his award from a previous winner, Jesseyln Radack, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.