(NaturalNews) The criminal tendencies of the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration were on full display today when it was revealed the
agency installed spy software and illegally hacked into the private Gmail accounts
of at least half a dozen of its own top scientists. Those scientists,
it turns out, were the very same whistleblowers who warned Congress
about the FDA's approval of dangerous medical devices that threatened
the lives of patients. In response to them taking action to protect the
lives of the innocent -- something the FDA is supposed to do but has
long since abandoned -- they were instead subjected to illegal hacking and having their employment contracts with the FDA terminated.
Those six scientists and doctors have now filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court which claims that they were subjected to FDA internal harassment
and unjustified job termination. The lawsuit also describes how the FDA
hacked into the private email accounts of these scientists, then intercepted their "whistleblower complaints" intended to be seen only by members of Congress.
"The complaint details how the FDA targeted its employees with a covert spying campaign that lasted for two years," reports Whistleblowers.org (http://www.whistleblowers.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&...). "The [FDA] installed (or activated) spyware
on their workplace computers and used other technology that to monitor
their password-protected Gmail-to-Gmail communications. Managers used
the collected information to learn the identities of confidential
whistleblowers and to obtain the details of the public health and safety
concerns the whistleblowers intended to disclose to the Office of
Special Counsel, Congress and the Agency's own Inspector General."
More importantly, documents reveal that the FDA's own lawyers engaged in a criminal cover-up of evidence in order to obstruct justice and retaliate against the FDA scientists:
managers who spearheaded the surveillance efforts were the same
managers involved with the wrongdoing and corruption that the
whistleblowers were seeking to report. Lawyers at the FDA and HHS
Offices of General Counsel, who should have understood that the program
breached the employees' confidentiality, helped FDA managers with their obstruction and retaliation."
Take action to support the whistleblowers
The National Whistleblowers Center has issued an action alert
seeking public support for the FDA whistleblowers. You can use the
tools on the page linked below to contact your members of Congress and
other recipients in Washington:
View the FDA spy program documents
Some of the documents in question have been published by the Washington Post, which you can view by clicking here.
has also published many of the documents intercepted by the FDA as it
hacked into the private email accounts of its own scientists. These
• Communications to Congress
• Gmail-to-Gmail Communications
• Screen Shots
View all these documents at:
Whistleblowers.org also released a special news bulletin about the entire story, viewable at:
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