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Jesselyn Radack

Jesselyn Radack is currently the National Security and Human Rights Director of the Government Accountability Project, a leading whistleblower organization in Washington, DC.

She is also a former ethics adviser and attorney to the United States Department of Justice who came to prominence as a whistleblower after she disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) committed ethics violations in their interrogation of John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban" captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, without an attorney present, and that the Department of Justice attempted to suppress that information. The Lindh case was the first major terrorism prosecution after 9/11. Her experience is chronicled in her memoir TRAITOR: The Whistleblower and the "American Taliban" published in early 2012. The last chapter of her book is focused on the prosecution of Thomas Drake by the Department of Justice.