Holly Sterling, wife of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, presented the White House with a petition on Wednesday asking President Obama to pardon her husband. Jeffrey Sterling is currently serving a three and a half year prison term for leaking information to New York Times journalist James Risen.
The petition, which Holly Sterling started in December, quickly reached 100,000 signatures thanks to sponsorship from both Change.org and RootsAction.org. “Justice at some point is going to be served,” she said Wednesday at a news conference in the National Press Club. “The truth must come out. He is innocent, and he has always been innocent.”