2008 December: President Obama nominates Hillary Clinton for secretary of state. 2009 Jan. 13: Reports say the clintonemail.com domain was established. Jan. 21: Senate confirms Clinton as secretary of state. March 18: Clinton will later name this as the date she began using a private server for government business. 2012 Sept. 11: Islamic extremists launch […]
Tomorrow morning on Full Measure, an encore presentation of The Whistleblower. It’s the incredible real life saga of Brad Birkenfeld who blew the whistle on politically-connected Americans hiding their money illegally in Swiss bank accounts. But his whistleblowing didn’t go quite as expected.
In a deal brokered by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the responsible bank was allowed to pay a fine and keep most of the names of the wealthy Americans–secret. The Department of Justice did find someone to prosecute: The Whistleblower. And there’s one more twist you won’t believe.
Also on our program, why those accused of misconduct in the federal government are getting what amounts to paid vacations at taxpayer expense that can go on for years. And an amazing story you won’t see anywhere else: we’ll look back at a time when U.S. warships weren’t painted battleship gray, but a cacophony of geometric shapes and patterns designed to confuse the enemy.
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