Last week, Stephen M. Kohn was invited by Sibel Edmonds’ Boiling Frogs Post to debate Norman L. Eisen, Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform on the controversial “Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act” (S. 372). In Mr. Eisen’s absence (he declined the invitation to participate), Stephen M. Kohn appeared on Boiling Frogs with Sibel Edmonds and independent moderator Peter B. Collins to discuss his opposition to provisions in the bill that roll back existing whistleblower protections for FBI agents. Follow this link to join Steve Kohn on opposing the poison pills in S. 372. Now, Thom Hartmann has posted a blog entry about Sibel Edmonds’ interview of Steve.
Mr. Kohn discusses in detail the “poison pills” that exist in the current version of S. 372, and how these provisions will discourage national security employees from coming forward and how hurdles included in the bill make it virtually impossible to obtain a finding in their favor. He also pointed out that individual Americans, who contacted their Senators individually out of concern for our nations security, have created much of the public focus on this bill.
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*Meryl Grenadier (NWC fellow) contributed to this post.