Marti Oakley

TS Radio Network

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Whistleblowers are not “leakers” as you claim Mr. Trump. They have not threatened national security nor revealed any government secrets that would jeopardize the public safety. And, they do it knowing full well that the full force of that agency will come down on them with every intention of destroying every last day of their lives. Whistleblowers are people with enough integrity, character and courage to speak up about all the wrong-doing that costs us all in one way or another. And in government, these are rare individuals. Have some respect, please.

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We have a president who appears to be unable to differentiate between whistleblowers who expose massive mismanagement, dysfunction and abuse of federal agency positions which cost the American taxpayers billions, as opposed to those who “leak” national security secrets that expose the ugly underbelly of a government that is obviously terrified, and which despises its own population.

As a career businessman, it would seem far more likely that you, Mr. Trump, would have an appreciation for those who expose the gross mismanagement of federal agencies that affect the bottom line for all of us, including you. Instead, as the President it appears that you are agitated and determined to lump these people in with those who have exposed so-called national security secrets. Consistently referring to whistleblowers as “leakers”, you constantly put one in mind of the spoiled, privileged child. Temper tantrum to follow.

Note to President Trump: Whistleblowers who expose the mismanagement and waste and abuses occurring across all federal agencies have exposed no national security secrets. They are not leakers as you claim. They are doing their jobs with more integrity and character than the majority of individuals who have secured a cushy federal position and who have proceeded to abuse that position. I would think you, as a businessman, would appreciate more than most the financial impact of allowing these kinds of activities to continue. Or, are you wanting us to believe that exposing the abuses of public trust has some unknown tie to keeping us all safe? From what?

But then again, what do these abusers have to worry about? All their legal fees are paid by taxpayers. When the evidence is so massive that there is no denying the charges against them are valid, they are allowed to resign their position in order to retain all their federal benefits.

But what happens to that whistleblower who stepped forward and did the right thing?

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