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

Dear Director Mueller:

On Sept. 26, your office sent letters to those who had written asking you not to retaliate against whistleblower Coleen Rowley. It said that you had made it clear that you would not tolerate any retaliation and that you had asked the DOJ Inspector General to investigate the issues she had raised. On. Nov. 7, 2001, you told Congress you would not tolerate retaliation against whistle-blowers, but since then the FBI has fired Sibel Edmonds for exposing serious misconduct on the part of a colleague and her bosses. Special Agent John E. Roberts was read the riot act for exposing on 60 Minutes the double standard applied to senior and junior FBI employees accused of misconduct. The double standard was confirmed by the IG's Nov. 15 report. Roberts went on 60 Minutes again on Nov. 24, telling of the retaliation he suffered after his first appearance. I would like to know how you square this with your pledge to Congress and the Sept. 26 letter.