US Spy Chief Cracks Down on Whistleblowers, May 12, 2014



Open-information activists are calling a new rule being implemented by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence a "gag order" on public debate. The rule in question prohibits employees of the office from publically discussing or writing about leaked information.

Activists believe this will prevent employees from speaking out on perceived wrongdoing by the intelligence community, forcing them to repeat official positions given by government officials. As many note, these official positions and the truth are often very different. RT's Lindsay France discusses the controversial new policy with Kathleen McClellan, the national security and human rights counsel for the Government Accountability Project.
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