June 15, 2017

New FBI Whistleblower Protections Could Not Have Come At A Better Time

By Gordon Schnell and Phillip Brown (published in Forbes)

In the midst of the bedlam surrounding President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, a curious source has spoken out in Comey’s defense: Edward Snowden.

Snowden tweeted “this FBI Director has sought for years to jail me on account of my political activities. If I can oppose his firing, so can you.” A startling showing of support from the world’s most notorious whistleblower. But Snowden’s backing of Comey should not be misconstrued. It is unlikely an endorsement of the former FBI boss who led the charge to put Snowden behind bars. Instead, Snowden’s outreach is more likely about defending the position in which both Comey and Snowden found themselves, albeit from very different paths. That is, trying to bring truth to power. Click here to read the full article.

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