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Friday, July 26, 2013

Obama's Website Promising To Protect Whistleblowers Goes Dark Days After Snowden NSA Revelations (Video)

By Susan Duclos

Just days after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden rocked the Obama administration with the first in a long line of revelations showing Barack Obama had expanded secret domestic spying and increased the level of international spying, Barack Obama's, a website to make his agenda for the presidency accessible, went dark, now showing only a splash page that leads to the official White House website.

Those Snowden revelations included but are not limited to; the top secret Prism program, where the NSA is collecting meta-data on millions of Americans from top tech companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple.

The Obama administration also went to the secretive FISA court and obtained limitless three-month access to information on Verizon customers, on an ongoing daily basis, which includes over 100 million users.

On that page that has now conveniently disappeared was a promise to protect whistleblowers:

"Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process."

 The Obama administration has charged Edward Snowden with espionage and are actively trying to prevent other countries from offering him political asylum.

It is also noteworthy to flash back to 2008, when the then-Senator Barack Obama, criticized President George Bush for a lack of transparency, specifically mentioning "intelligence" and warrant-less wiretapping, something Obama's administration now regularly engages in.

Full Wake up America NSA scandal coverage found here.