Mr. Robert S. Mueller III
Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20535-0001

Dear Mr. Mueller :

      I am concerned about Coleen Rowley being penalized for having had the integrity and courage to inform you of the obstacles the Minneapolis Field Office encountered when it was seeking permission to search Moussaouiís computer. In her letter, Ms. Rowley referred to Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, who tried for years to get the FBI to do something about dishonesty and incompetence in the FBI crime lab. He was eventually vindicated by the DOJ inspector general, and some changes were made. Instead of being honored and promoted, he was shown the door. Experienced whistleblowers are saying that Ms. Rowley will suffer the same fate. Donít let that happen. The FBI needs the brains, integrity and courage displayed by agents like Whitehurst and Rowley. This would be a good time for the bureau to honor all whistleblowers, past and present.