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Coalition Letter to Block President Trump from Firing Civil Servants and Burrowing Appointees

December 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer, The undersigned organizations are united in our commitment to ensuring excellence and integrity in the federal government for the betterment of the American people. We write to [...]

POGO: Corrupted: Failing Our Truth-Tellers

Corrupted: Failing Our Truth-Tellers This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Whistleblowers are the public’s first line of defense against corruption and abuse of power. And amid the coronavirus crisis, it’s particularly critical for public health and safety that truth-telling and whistleblowing are encouraged—both in and outside of government. As [...]

NPR: VOA White House Reporter Investigated For Anti-Trump Bias By Political Appointees

VOA White House Reporter Investigated For Anti-Trump Bias By Political Appointees This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Two political appointees at the federal agency that oversees the Voice of America recently investigated one of its most prominent journalists to make the case he was biased against President Trump. NPR has [...]

Associated Press: Lawmakers who toured Georgia’s Irwin County Detention Center raise concerns

Lawmakers who toured Georgia's Irwin County Detention Center raise concerns This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Several members of Congress called for a detention facility in Georgia to be shut down pending investigation after women detainees told them of being forced into unnecessary gynecological procedures with dirty equipment that [...]

Buzzfeed News: Women Detained By ICE Told Members of Congress They Underwent Unwanted Medical Procedures

Women Detained By ICE Told Members Of Congress They Underwent Unwanted Medical Procedures This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Members of Congress who visited immigrants detained by federal authorities at a facility that has come under fire following allegations of unwanted gynecological procedures heard firsthand accounts on Saturday from [...]

Forbes: Mexico Responds To Reports of ICE Detainees Receiving Hysterectomies: ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Major Issue’

Mexico Responds To Reports Of ICE Detainees Receiving Hysterectomies: 'Unacceptable' And 'Major Issue' This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs is alarmed at reports that immigrant detainees suffered medical neglect and questionable hysterectomies in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement jail in Georgia, telling reporters [...]

Law & Crime: Groups Representing ICE Whistleblower Ask Congress to Investigate ‘Egregious Health Practices,’ Call for Detention Facility to Be ‘Shut Down Immediately’

Groups Representing ICE Whistleblower Ask Congress to Investigate ‘Egregious Health Practices,’ Call for Detention Facility to Be ‘Shut Down Immediately’ This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Groups representing Dawn Wooten, the nurse who earlier this week came forward with bombshell allegations that alarmingly high rates of hysterectomies have [...]

Reuters: U.S. watchdog to investigate whistleblower’s detention allegations

U.S. watchdog to investigate whistleblower's detention allegations This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday a federal watchdog would investigate complaints made by a whistleblower nurse in a Georgia immigration detention facility who alleged detainees had [...]

Columbia Journalism Review: Whistleblowers and the cacophonous sounds of America

Whistleblowers and the cacophonous sounds of America This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A YEAR AGO TODAY, the Washington Post reported details about a whistleblower complaint filed from someone in the US intelligence community, vague word of which had been swirling below the news cycle for days: Trump had made a “troubling” [...]

The New Yorker: The Private Georgia Immigration-Detention Facility at the Center of a Whistle-Blower’s Complaint

The Private Georgia Immigration-Detention Facility at the Center of a Whistle-Blower’s Complaint This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. In mid-April, a grainy cell-phone video was uploaded to YouTube from a small town in Georgia called Ocilla. It opens with a woman in a red shirt holding a strip of white cloth [...]

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