Visa Express Program

We Were Lied To About 9/11 - Episode 9 - Michael Springmann

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J. Michael Springmann was a civil servant at the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration as well as a diplomat in the State Department’s Foreign Service, with postings to Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in Washington, D.C. The published author of several articles on national security themes, he is now an attorney in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to a J.D. from American University in Washington, D.C., he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Affairs from Georgetown University and Catholic University, both in the Nation’s Capital.

Magazines which have published his articles include Covert Action Quarterly, Unclassified, Global Research, Global Outlook, OpEdNews, The Public Record, and Foreign Policy Journal.

In June 2004, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee granted him its Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award.

J. Michael Springmann on Whistleblowing and Whistleblower Protection

J. Michael Springmann
State Department whistleblower J. Michael Springmann joins The Corbett Report to discuss his time as head of the visa section at the US consulate in Jeddah.

We talk about the repercussions he faced after blowing the whistle on the visas-for-terrorists program being run by intelligence agencies in the Jeddah consulate, as well as the act of whistleblowing in general and the need for greater legal protections for those who come forward with information on abuse and corruption.

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