Essential Pittsburgh
6:59 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Coleen Rowley: Is There a War on Whistleblowers & Journalists?

Former FBI special agent and division counsel, Coleen Rowley made headlines with her May 2002 memo describing some of the FBI's pre-9/11 failures. She was named one of Time Magazine's "Persons of the Year" in 2002 and now says President Obama has dramatically increased governmental secrecy by declaring what she calls "a war on whistleblowers and a war on journalists." 

In light of the recent claims by Fox News that Administration officials intimidated a whistleblower who was in Benghazi, Libya, at the time of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the American consulate, Coleen Rowley shares her views.