Blueprint For Free Speech also gives Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg a lifetime achievement award. He celebrated Hale as a "great patriot."
Daniel Hale is the first person accused of an unauthorized disclosure of information to be imprisoned in a Communications Management Unit by the United States government.
The Daniel Hale Support Team releases the drone whistleblower's full statement from sentencing on July 27.
Daniel Hale (Photo: Bob Hayes) Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison. It was a severe sentence but not the harshest sentence ever issued in an Espionage Act prosecution against a former United States government employee or contractor for the “unauthorized disclosure” of information. The
Now the United States Justice Department under President Joe Biden embraces a political prosecution inherited from the Trump Justice Department.
"The truest truism that I’ve come to understand about the nature of war is that war is trauma," Daniel Hale shared with the judge.
The sentencing memorandum from the U.S. government reflects the vindictive posture of US prosecutors, particularly since he pled guilty.