Obameter update on his election promise to increase protections for whistleblowers
As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama promised to strengthen whistleblower laws for federal workers by speeding up the review process of claims, and granting whistleblowers full access to jury trials and due process.
As of this writing, Obama has signed both a law and an executive order increasing whistleblower protection rights, and the overall conditions for federal employees have improved greatly.
One important exception, though, are whistleblowers in the intelligence community like Snowden, a former NSA contractor.
Published on: PolitiFact.com (November 2013)