Jesselyn Radack (Whistleblower) Wiki, Biography, Age, Husband, Family, Net Worth

Jesselyn Radack Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Jesselyn Radack is an American national security and human rights attorney known for her defense of whistleblowers, journalists, and hacktivists. She graduated from Brown University and Yale Law School and began her career as an Honors Program attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Date of Birth December 12, 1970
Birth Day December 12
Birth Years 1970
Age 50 years old
Birth Place Washington, D.C., United States
Birth City D.C.
Birth Country United States of America
Nationality American
Famous As Jurist
Also Known for Jurist
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Occupation Jurist

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Radack was born in Washington, D.C., and attended Brown University. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year and graduated in 1992 as a triple major in American civilization, women’s studies, and political science, with honors in all three majors. While in college, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

In 1995, Radack graduated from Yale Law School and, through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, joined the Department of Justice. When the Department’s Professional Responsibility Advisory Office (PRAO) was created in 1999, she served as a legal advisor until leaving Justice in April 2002.

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On May 9, 2019, Radack described her client Daniel Everette Hale, an analyst for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, as a “classic whistleblower”.


In March 2016, Radack filed criminal charges with the DC police alleging that political publicist Trevor FitzGibbon had raped her in December 2015. In 2017, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia closed the investigation without prosecuting FitzGibbon. In 2018, FitzGibbon sued Radack alleging malicious prosecution, defamation per se, and insulting words. In April 2019, Radack was held in contempt for some out-of-court statements she made during the case. In May, the parties settled but in June, FitzGibbon again sued Radack, for breaching their agreement. This new suit attracted press notice because FitzGibbon’s lawyer, Steven Biss, also represented Congressman Devin Nunes in other defamation lawsuits. A subpoena served to Twitter, Inc. for the Radack breach of settlement case had a common party with Nunes, the parody account @DevinCow.


Since 2015, she has been National Security & Human Rights Director of the Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts. Radack is one of the attorneys for National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. She was also one of the attorneys who represented National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake, with whom she won the 2011 Sam Adams Award, given annually by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. They also both won the 2012 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. She is also the lawyer of whistleblower Brandon Bryant. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, Salon, and numerous law journals. She maintains a blog at Daily Kos.


Kennedy also questioned Chertoff about how Radack was treated. Chertoff denied any knowledge of that. After meeting with Chertoff, Kennedy announced his support for his nomination but said, “I remain very concerned about Ms. Radack’s situation. According to press reports—and the Department has never issued any statement disputing them—Ms. Radack was in effect fired for providing legal advice on a matter involving ethical duties and civil liberties that higher-level officials at the Department disagreed with”. (The New York Times reported that Justice Department officials disputed that characterization.) On May 22 several Democrats on the Judiciary Committee said they wanted more time to review Radack’s allegations, but the committee voted 13-0, with six Democrats voting present, to send the nomination on to the full Senate, where it was confirmed 88–1 on June 9.


The FBI proceeded to question Lindh without a lawyer. DePue informed Radack of the interrogation on the 10th, and she advised him that Lindh’s “interview may have to be sealed or only used for national security purposes; however, I don’t have enough information yet to make that recommendation”.


From 2009–2014, Radack was Homeland Security & Human Rights Director at the Government Accountability Project.


In 2008 Radack said that she had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting the government actions against her. For a time beginning in 2003, Bruce Fein, a noted constitutional scholar and former Associate Deputy Attorney General under Ronald Reagan, represented Radack pro bono. Rick Robinson of Fulbright & Jaworski and Mona Lyons also represented her.


From 2006–2008, she worked as a lawyer in the law firm owned by of Congressman Alan Grayson, “Grayon and Kubli”, representing government contractors blowing the whistle on fraud in the reconstruction of Iraq.


In early 2005 Radack recalled her reaction to Ashcroft’s statements more starkly: “I knew that wasn’t true”.

The criminal investigation and subsequent ethics referrals prevented Radack from finding suitable work as an attorney for years, she says. The Maryland Bar dismissed the referral February 23, 2005. At the District of Columbia Bar, the referral was not resolved until 2011.

From 2005–2007, Radack served on the D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Committee.


In early 2004 Radack indicated in an interview that she disagreed with Ashcroft’s view but could see its logic, that Lindh had not himself chosen a lawyer, so he was not represented by one. “You can debate it one way or another”, she said. She was more troubled by the ethical issues, later citing the same ruling the government cites to support its legal position. In Moran v. Burbine (1986), the Supreme Court held that police were within the law in not telling a suspect (who had waived his Miranda rights) that his sister had retained counsel for him, but the Court also granted that the police behavior was unethical and could rise to a violation of legal rights in more egregious circumstances.


Which emails the Department of Justice supplied to the court, and when, cannot be determined directly because the court placed them under seal. In March 2003 investigative journalist Jane Mayer of The New Yorker reported that “[a]n official list compiled by the prosecution confirms that the Justice Department did not hand over Radack’s most critical e-mail in which she questioned the viability of Lindh’s confession until after her confrontation with Flynn”. Radack continues to rely on Mayer’s report.

On December 31, 2003, Radack requested the court appoint a special prosecutor to probe the alleged suppression of the emails. The government responded that it had supplied the emails to the court in its initial response to the court order seeking them, i.e., on March 1, 2002. The description of the 24 documents (probably including duplicates) provided to the court at that time matches Radack’s emails, including the one that states interviewing Lindh is not authorized by law. DePue, the recipient of the emails, also had copies and states that they were submitted to the court. The judge rejected Radack’s request as “impertinent”.

The Department of Justice notified Radack that the criminal investigation was closed on September 11, 2003. On October 31, 2003, the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) sent letters to the bar associations of the two jurisdictions in which she was licensed to practice law referring her for a possible ethics violation. The referrals proposed that in disclosing the emails she may have knowingly revealed information protected by attorney-client privilege. There is disagreement about whether the government or the public is the client of government attorneys. Radack bypassed that issue by invoking the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), which she argues provides the legal basis for an exception to attorney-client privilege, i.e., for disclosure when permitted or authorized by law. The Justice Department responded that the WPA may not apply to former employees, and that it does not authorize any disclosure, only prevents retaliatory personnel actions for certain disclosures.

Radack claims that one or more anonymous Justice Department officials have “smeared” her in the media as a “traitor”, “turncoat”, and “terrorist sympathizer” “to alienate me from all my neighbors, all my friends”, sometimes specifying it was in the New York Times. Google searches of the Times website confirm only that in 2003 Times journalist Eric Lichtblau wrote, “Government officials suspect [Radack] is a turncoat”, without indicating whether the word was his or theirs.

In March 2003 U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy submitted questions about Radack’s allegations to Attorney General John Ashcroft. On May 7, with no answers yet, Kennedy pressed the matter with Michael Chertoff, who oversaw the criminal division that prosecuted Lindh, and who was before the Senate Judiciary Committee as a nominee for a circuit court judgeship.


On January 15, 2002, five weeks after the interrogation, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced that a criminal complaint was being filed against Lindh. “The subject here is entitled to choose his own lawyer”, Ashcroft said, “and to our knowledge, has not chosen a lawyer at this time”. On February 5, 2002, Ashcroft announced Lindh’s indictment, saying that his rights “have been carefully, scrupulously honored”.

On February 4, 2002, the day before the Lindh indictment was announced, Flynn gave Radack an unscheduled “blistering” performance evaluation, despite Radack having received a merit raise the year before. It covered December 27, 2001, to September 30, 2002, two months prior to the Lindh inquiry, and did not mention that case, but it criticized her legal judgment in issues related to the case and in other matters. Flynn had not yet signed the review. She advised Radack to find another job or the review would be put in Radack’s official personnel file. Radack, who had planned on being a career civil servant, soon found a new job in the private sector at the law firm Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, from which she was effectively fired in November 2002 for refusing to sign an affidavit saying she didn’t leak the government emails, or resign.

On March 7, 2002, while Radack was still working at PRAO, the lead prosecutor in the Lindh case, Randy Bellows, messaged Radack that there was a court order for all of the Justice Department’s internal correspondence about Lindh’s interrogation. He said that he had two of her messages and wanted to make sure he had everything.

In 2004 Radack filed suit against the government (see below). In 2005, the court found that “[t]hough Flynn informed Radack that she would send the emails to Bellows, Radack maintains that she had a ‘good faith belief’ that this never occurred…Radack was mistaken, for in filings submitted to the Virginia District Court on March 1, 2002, and March 11, 2002, Bellows turned over thirty-three PRAO-related documents, including Radack’s fourteen emails, ex parte and under seal, for in camera review”.

Radack resigned from the Justice Department on April 5, 2002. In June 2002 she heard a broadcast on NPR stating that the Department claimed they had never taken the position that Lindh was entitled to counsel during his interrogation. She later wrote, “I knew this statement was not true. It also indicated to me that the Justice Department must not have turned over my e-mails to the Lindh court … because I did not believe the Department would have the temerity to make public statements contradicted by its own court filings, even if those filings were in camera.” She reasoned that “disclosure of my e-mails would advance compliance with the Lindh court’s discovery order while also exposing gross mismanagement and abuse of authority by my superiors at the Justice Department.”

After hearing the broadcast, Radack sent the emails to Michael Isikoff, a Newsweek reporter, who had been interviewed in the NPR story. He wrote an article about the purportedly missing emails that appeared online June 15, 2002. He did not reveal his source for the emails.

Radack and some others believe her disclosure of the emails may have contributed to the plea agreement that led to a sentence of 20 years instead of possible multiple life sentences for Lindh. The plea deal was reached on July 15, 2002, a month after the Newsweek article on the emails appeared online and just hours before the hearing to consider the motions to suppress the Lindh interviews was set to begin. According to Lindh defense attorneys, the prosecution first approached them about a plea deal around the beginning of June. On June 14, the day before the emails were disclosed, and June 17, the Lindh defense filed their arguments to suppress all the interviews conducted in Afghanistan, including the ones that Radack had advised might have to be suppressed. The defense reasoning was different from Radack’s; it did not assert that Lindh was represented by a lawyer at the time, which was the basis for Radack’s advice in the emails. Because of the plea deal, the legal questions regarding the interviews were not adjudicated.

On June 19, 2002, the Lindh court ordered the Justice Department to file a pleading “addressing whether any documents ordered protected by the Court were disclosed by any person bound by an Order of this court”. The Justice Department launched a criminal investigation of Radack that remained open for 15 months. No potential criminal charge was ever specified, but as leaking is not a crime, the most likely charge would have been theft of government property, as she had taken home copies of her emails before she resigned from the PRAO, and her PRAO supervisor later insinuated she was suspected of having removed other files that had gone missing. Radack says an agent of the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) told her new employer and coworkers that she was under criminal investigation and would steal client files.

The Lindh court issued an order on November 6, 2002, concluding that Radack’s disclosure did not violate any order of the Court, but this order was not made available to Radack until two years later.


While at the Justice Department, she disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) committed an ethics violation in their interrogation of John Walker Lindh (the “American Taliban” captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan) without an attorney present, and alleged that the Department of Justice attempted to suppress that information. The Lindh case was the first major terrorism prosecution after 9/11. Her experience is chronicled in her memoir, TRAITOR: The Whistleblower and the “American Taliban” and the documentary Silenced.

On December 7, 2001, Radack received an inquiry from Justice Department counterterrorism prosecutor John DePue regarding the ethical propriety of interrogating Lindh in Afghanistan without a lawyer present. He told her that Lindh’s father had retained counsel for his son. This was not known to Lindh. Radack responded that interrogating him was not authorized by law. The principle at issue was that a person represented by a lawyer cannot be contacted by agents of the Justice Department, including the FBI, without permission of that lawyer. According to Radack, her advice was approved by Claudia Flynn, then head of PRAO, and Joan Goldfrank, a senior PRAO attorney.

Radack continued to research the issue until December 20, 2001, when Flynn told her to drop the matter because Lindh had been “Mirandized”. It was later learned that the FBI agent Christopher Reimann who read Lindh the Miranda warning had, when noting the right to counsel, ad-libbed: “Of course, there are no lawyers here”.


Radack graduated from Yale Law School and, through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, joined the Justice Department where she practiced constitutional tort litigation from 1995 to 1999. She then worked in the Department’s newly-created Professional Responsibility Advisory Office (PRAO) from 1999 to 2002.


Radack was born in Washington, D.C., and attended Brown University. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year and graduated in 1992 as a triple major in American civilization, women’s studies, and political science, with honors in all three majors. She was one of only two students to received honors from Brown in three concentrations between 1983 and spring of 2004.


Radack has said she did not turn the documents over to the court or prosecutors at the time she recovered them because she felt intimidated by Flynn, who had told her to drop the matter. Later, no longer working in government, she reasoned, “I couldn’t go to the court because Justice Department lawyers would argue (as they did when I eventually did try to tell my story to the court) that I had no standing. I couldn’t go to a Member of Congress because, as a resident of the District of Columbia, I didn’t have a voting representative. What I could do is disclose my story to the press–a judicially-sanctioned way of exposing wrongdoing under the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, which provides protection to federal government employees who blow the whistle on what they reasonably believe evidences a violation of any law, rule, or regulation; gross mismanagement; or an abuse of authority”.


Jesselyn Radack (born December 12, 1970) is an American national security and human rights attorney known for her defense of whistleblowers, journalists, and hacktivists. She graduated from Brown University and Yale Law School and began her career as an Honors Program attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.


She is notable for her own experience as a whistleblower at the U.S. Department of Justice, also for defending, including National Security Agency whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Thomas Drake, each of whom was charged under the Espionage Act of 1917.

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