June 19, 2021

Dissenter Weekly: Reality Winner Released To Home Confinement

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host Kevin Gosztola goes through a few whistleblower stories from the week of June 17, 2021.

Host Kevin Gosztola goes through a few whistleblower stories from the week of June 17, 2021.

Two of the stories were covered at The Dissenter—the release of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner from federal prison and how drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was jailed after a therapist betrayed him.

We conclude with coverage of the scandal around subpoenas by President Donald Trump's Justice Department. Establishment news reporters and House Democrats were targeted. Several had their records seized, and it has sparked an investigation by the inspector general for the DOJ.

This Week's Stories


Mother Of NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Describes Her Daughter's Release From Prison

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner was released from federal prison to a halfway house in San Antonio on June 2. She left that facility one week later to complete her sentence in home confinement with her family. (Source)

The US Government's Jailing Of A Drone Whistleblower

A therapist from pretrial and probation services, who was assigned to drone whistleblower Daniel Hale, betrayed him and shared details about what he allegedly said during a session that became a pretext for revoking his bail. (Source)

Leak Prosecutions: Justice Department Inspector General Investigating Targeting Of Reporters, Democrats

The growing scandal around the extent to which President Trump's administration targeted reporters and Democrats on the House intelligence committee in leak investigations is now the focus of a Justice Department inspector general investigation. (Source)