Obama has ramped up the war on whistleblowers. With him on the helm there have been twice the number of prosecutions under the Espionage Act than under all previous presidents combined
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Former CIA officer-turned-whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. He was found guilty of passing classified information to New York Times journalist James Risen. He revealed that the U.S. government was secretly planning to stall Iran's nuclear program, by feeding Tehran misleading blueprints. Sterling received 42 months but the government was asking for a 20-year sentence. Since Obama took office, there have been 9 prosecutions under the Espionage Act. That's more than double the number under all previous presidents since the law came in to effect almost a century ago. Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who spent two years in prison after leaking torture information is In the Now.