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Stop the retaliation against FBI whistleblower Jane Turner.

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By delaying justice for FBI whistleblowers, Director Robert S. Mueller III is sending a message to all personnel in the FBI that telling the truth about malfeasance and/or criminal misconduct, will result in retaliation, and reprisal. The shameful treatment of FBI whistleblowers must stop. FBI Special Agent Jane Turner, a highly regarded and decorated FBI agent, blew the whistle on theft from Ground Zero after 9/11 and was constructively discharged by Director Mueller for "embarrassing the Bureau". Even after the Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled in SA Turner's favor, declaring her a whistleblower, Director Mueller and the FBI have blocked, delayed and continued their campaign of retaliation and reprisal against her, forcing her Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) case to be bottled up at the DOJ for over ten years. This shameful and long running retaliation against FBI whistleblowers must stop.

Statement of Ranking Member Chuck Grassley of Iowa

U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

FBI Oversight Hearing

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Time permitting there are a number of other topics I would like to discuss. I remain concerned that whistleblowers at the FBI continue to face retaliation and delays in clearing their name. Just yesterday we received written responses from Director Mueller's last appearance where he addressed the long running whistleblower cases of FBI Agent Jane Turner and FBI employee Robert Kobus. Both cases have languished at the Justice Department of many years despite clear findings of retaliation for protected whistleblowing nearly 10 years in Turner's case and over four for Kobus.

Im disappointed in the Directors written answers. They fail to answer the basic questions about when these matters will come to an end and are chock full of legalese. They do nothing to bring closure to these matters which I consider a black-eye for the Bureau. In fact one response states that the Director cannot answer because of ongoing litigation. I would note, the litigation is only ongoing because the FBI continues to appeal the case. At some point, the FBI needs to own up to the retaliation and end these cases. That is something within the Director's power something he could and should do immediately."

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