The undersigned civil society organizations strongly condemn the deliberate and reckless attacks on the whistleblower. These heinous actions undermine the fragile fabric of safe legal channels for disclosing wrongdoing in the intelligence community. As a result future wrongdoing will go unreported or will be disclosed outside legally protected channels.

Alliance for Justice
American Oversight
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Coalition to Preserve, Protect & Defend
Government Accountability Project (GAP)
Government Information Watch
National Security Counselors
Open the Government
PEN America
Project On Government Oversight (POGO)
Protect Democracy
Public Citizen
Senior Executives Association
Sunlight Foundation
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Whistleblowers of America