The latest in a wave of scandals for the Obama administration has broken as investigative reporters for McClatchy have uncovered The Insider Threat Program, a secret anti-whistleblower initiative created by the Obama administration.
The program specifically targets whistle-blowers wishing to expose corruption and illegal practices by government agencies, equates media leaks with espionage, and like a page out of George Orwell’s 1984, mandates that government employees spy and snitch on each other or risk being criminally charged!
As McClatchy reports, the Insider Threat Program initiative turns government employees into snitches as they must report co-workers or face penalties including criminal charges:
President Barack Obama’s unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider Threat Program, is sweeping in its reach. It has received scant public attention even though it extends beyond the U.S. national security bureaucracies to most federal departments and agencies nationwide, including the Peace Corps, the Social Security Administration and the Education and Agriculture departments. It emphasizes leaks of classified material, but catchall definitions of “insider threat” give agencies latitude to pursue and penalize a range of other conduct.