NSA Whistleblower: Government Wants To Send ‘Chilling Message’ On Leaks | Talking Points Memo

Thomas Drake, who was charged with crimes related to allegedly leaking classified information to reporter, said in his first television interview on 60 Minutes Sunday that his prosecution is meant to send a “chilling message” to potential government whistleblowers.The government is telling whistleblowers “do not tell truth to power, we’ll hammer you,” Drake told CBS. His on-camera interview followed an article in the New Yorker on his prosecution by the Obama administration’s Justice Department. The trial is set to begin next month.

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