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ATF threatens French-style firing squad for agents who leak secrets

The Washington Times' Alex Swoyer interviews reporter Kellan Howell about her latest story on the Justice Department use of a photograph of a firing squad that appeared in an online manual for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The photograph of the firing squad suggests that whistleblowers could face harsh consequences. Stephen Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblower Center, worries the photograph will chill employees' right of free speech. An ATF official said that the photograph will be taken down after the government shutdown ends. (01:08)

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