Inspectors General

Buzzfeed News: This Newly Released Letter Details The Criminal Referral On Donald Trump Over His Ukraine Phone Call

This Newly Released Letter Details The Criminal Referral On Donald Trump Over His Ukraine Phone Call This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. Nearly one year after the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump, the federal government has released the criminal referral alleging Trump committed crimes related to his phone call [...]

NPR: VOA Director Forced Aside in Drive to Embed Trump Loyalists Before Biden Era

VOA Director Forced Aside In Drive To Embed Trump Loyalists Before Biden Era This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. The Trump appointee who runs the government's overseas broadcasters reassigned the head of the Voice of America on Tuesday as part of a broad effort to install supporters of [...]

Whistleblower News Network: Robert J. MacLean

Robert J. MacLean This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Robert J. MacLean and was originally published here. It makes sense that federal agencies have whistleblowers. Whistleblowers are individuals who have integrity, courage, honor, and a belief that the arc of justice will bend their way because truth is the touchstone on which [...]

Government Executive: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Seeks to Formally Authorize IG Website

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Seeks to Formally Authorize IG Website This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. House and Senate lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation this week that would formally authorize the inspector general community’s website. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., introduced the “Oversight.gov Authorization Act" on Monday and Reps. [...]

KWWL: Senator Chuck Grassley Proposes Bill to Protect Inspectors General

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Senator Chuck Grassley Proposes Bill to Protect Inspectors General Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley proposed a bi-partisan bill to protect inspectors general. This came after President Donald Trump fired several from their government watchdog positions this year. The bill requires an administration to provide advance [...]

Buzzfeed News: After Trump’s Ukraine Scandal, Congress Is Moving To Strengthen Whistleblower Protections

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. After Trump's Ukraine Scandal, Congress Is Moving To Strengthen Whistleblower Protections Reviewing a summary obtained by BuzzFeed News, one expert said: “These look like incredibly important, excellent reforms." WASHINGTON — Congress is working on strengthening the laws that allow employees at [...]

Without Restraint or Precedent: Trump’s Attacks on the Inspectors General System

Without Restraint or Precedent: Trump’s Attacks on the Inspectors General System  By Katrina Meyer In the last few months, President Donald Trump has fired or replaced five inspectors general (IG): Intelligence Community IG Michael Atkinson, Acting Transportation Department Deputy IG Mitch Behm, Defense Department Principal Deputy IG Glenn Fine, Health and Human Services Principal Deputy [...]

2020-06-03T12:42:49-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Blog, Inspectors General|

Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act

May 26, 2020 Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the CORE Act The Hon. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) The Hon. Charles Schumer (D-NY) United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Hon. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) The Hon. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Members of the Senate and House: We strongly [...]

GovExec: Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response Measure would ensure special investigator has proper resources in light of Trump's recent IG firing spree, senator says. The watchdog office Congress created to oversee trillions of dollars of economic stimulus [...]

Foreign Policy: Trump Escalates War on Government Watchdogs

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump Escalates War on Government Watchdogs President Donald Trump continued his post-impeachment purge of the U.S. government’s top independent watchdogs, telling Congress on Friday night that he was sacking the State Department inspector general. Steve Linick, [...]

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