2 comments for “Jeffrey Sterling is free–but are we?

  1. Alvin Johnson Johnson
    November 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    What is the current status of Jeffrey Sterling?

    Is his pardon request still being considered?

  2. Elaine
    September 3, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    An intelligent black CIA officer hired in 1993, who is a fluent speaker of Farsi (Iran’s language), and a lawyer as well. He desired to work in cases pertaining to the very agitated middle east. We will never know how effective Agent Sterling could have been. The CIA, it has been reported said, “you’re too big, too black.” Sterling filed a discrimination suit against the CIA. After 9/11/2001, Sterling indicated he would drop the suit. He wanted to help solve that disaster. Sterling says that the head of CIA then, John Brennan, personally fired him. Every American should take the time to review what happened to this principled man who, in my personal opinion, was maliciously prosecuted. Four years after he left that agency, his troubles began. The DOJ prosecuted him on circumstantial evidence. They had no evidence that supported the case. Isn’t it curious that Leon Panetta, John Brennan and David Petraeus, all leaked top secret information as head of CIA without any consequences. Also curious that former NSA employee, Thomas Drake was tried in 2011 after being put through hell, as the judge put it, to the prosecutors, as serious charges were dropped on the eve of trial. Jeffrey Sterling has claimed his innocence up to this day and fought to preserve his integrity. Why is his case so unknown to Americans? He and Thomas Drake adhered to the ICWPA (whistleblower protocol) which the Obama Administration claimed would have allowed Edward Snowden to safely expose the illegal gathering of all Americans’ electronic information by NSA; but he chose to go into hiding. Does anyone believe he really had a choice, given all other whistleblowers’ treatment?

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