So how will this affect future whistleblowers like the hypothetical gal in the first paragraph? Until Congress better defines or broadens whistleblower protection in the intelligence community, the Justice Department will most likely continue to prosecute these types of cases. And while some should be looked in to, especially those that endanger lives, quite a few should be left alone.
For now, our future whistleblower turns off her computer and sneaks home to a cuddly cat and a few hours of light from a different type of screen. Maybe “Silkwood” will be on. Everyone likes to watch an unlikely protagonist take on the establishment now and again.
— Amanda Beam is a Floyd County resident and Jeffersonville native. Contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org