The New Republic: End the War on Whistleblowers

End the War on Whistleblowers This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Last month, ProPublica published a jaw-dropping look into the IRS data of well-known billionaires, revealing their meager effective tax rates in detail. The disclosures were met with shock and anger. After all, how could Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg, and [...]

The American Prospect: The Real War Dogs of Iraq

The Real War Dogs of Iraq This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here. The first day on the job at the defense contractor DGC International involves an unusual orientation. In the contractor’s offices in McLean, Virginia, some new hires were asked to watch War Dogs, a 2016 blockbuster based [...]

The Daily Caller: CLARK: The Justice Dept’s Spying On Congress, Journalists To Find Leakers Is A Disturbing, Unconstitutional Development

CLARK: The Justice Dept’s Spying On Congress, Journalists To Find Leakers Is A Disturbing, Unconstitutional Development This op-ed was written by our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and was originally published here. During the winter of 2017, someone most likely within the White House or intelligence agencies released a classified document to the Washington [...]

Letter on DOJ Surveillance of Congress and Press

June 18, 2021 Dear Attorney General Garland, Chairman Nadler, Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Jordan, and Ranking Member Grassley, The undersigned civil society organizations write to condemn the Department of Justice’s surveillance of Members of Congress, their staff, and their families, and urge the Congress to investigate this matter immediately as well as enact substantive reforms [...]

2021-06-21T14:33:07-04:00June 21st, 2021|Department of Justice, Letter|

Letter to the Department of Justice on Office of Legal Counsel Opinions

May 26, 2021 Mr. Christopher Schroeder Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Mr. Schroeder: As organizations concerned about government oversight, openness, and accountability, we are writing to request the Department of Justice adopt a policy of transparency around Office of [...]

2021-05-28T10:33:11-04:00May 27th, 2021|Department of Justice, Letter|

Letter to President Biden on United States Attorneys

Dear President Joseph R. Biden Jr., You were elected on what the Marshall Project termed, “the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations.” Already, in your first month in office, you have repeatedly demonstrated your eagerness to follow through on key promises. Now, you have an opportunity to make additional [...]

2021-03-17T16:04:45-04:00March 17th, 2021|Department of Justice, Letter|

Letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Restoring Integrity and Independence at the Department of Justice

March 15, 2021 Attorney General Merrick Garland United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 Attorney General Garland, We, the undersigned organizations, are encouraged by the commitment you have expressed during your confirmation process to restoring the integrity and independence of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”). As you recently said at your [...]

2021-03-15T15:47:08-04:00March 15th, 2021|Department of Justice, Letter|

Government Executive: New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’

New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’ This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The new attorney general on Thursday thanked the Justice Department’s employees for their dedication to public service, as he took over the department that was rife with allegations of political interference [...]

CNN: Whistleblowers say Trump ally made questionable hire days before resigning from Justice Department

Whistleblowers say Trump ally made questionable hire days before resigning from Justice Department This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two federal employees are calling for an investigation into the hiring of a senior Justice Department official who had been interviewed by a manager who resigned shortly after -- [...]

The New York Times: Two whistle-blowers claim a Justice Department official improperly promoted an employee in the final days of Trump’s term.

Two whistle-blowers claim a Justice Department official improperly promoted an employee in the final days of Trump’s term. This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two whistle-blowers on Wednesday accused Jeffrey Bossert Clark, a former Justice Department official, of politicizing the hiring process in the waning days of President [...]