NPR: A Report Clears Federal Officials Who Were Suspended By A Trump Appointee Over VOA

A Report Clears Federal Officials Who Were Suspended By A Trump Appointee Over VOA This article features our client Grant Turner and Attorney David Seide and was originally published here. A federal inspector general's investigation has exonerated six government executives who were suspended last year after raising red flags about actions taken by then-President Donald [...]

The Hill: Advocacy groups press Biden to name new watchdog at housing agency

Advocacy groups press Biden to name new watchdog at housing agency This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Three advocacy groups are urging President Biden to designate a temporary replacement for a resigning inspector general to ensure that a senior official accused of misconduct does not take over at the end of the month. [...]

The Hill: Trump appointee erred in firing Voice of America whistleblowers: watchdog

Trump appointee erred in firing Voice of America whistleblowers: watchdog This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. A government watchdog found the Trump-appointed leader of Voice of America (VOA) erred in his dismissal of six employees, which was likely retaliation against whistleblowers and wrongly stripped some of them of their security [...]

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 [...]

Whistleblower News Network: Reintroduced Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Inspectors General

Reintroduced Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Inspectors General This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On March 4, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced the Securing Inspector General Independence Act, which would strengthen the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008. The new Act requires any administration to give “substantive rationale, including [...]

East County Today: Legislation Introduced to Protect Whistleblowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Legislation Introduced to Protect Whistleblowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced H.R. 846, The COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act to establish strong whistleblower protections for the employees of entities that receive federal COVID-19 relief funds. [...]

Buzzfeed News: A Whistleblower Alleges A Top Trump Official Signed A Last-Minute Agreement With ICE’s Union That Could Hamstring Biden’s Immigration Policies

A Whistleblower Alleges A Top Trump Official Signed A Last-Minute Agreement With ICE’s Union That Could Hamstring Biden’s Immigration Policies This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. A whistleblower alleged Monday that a top Trump administration official abused his authority by entering into a series of last-minute agreements with [...]

Defense One: Intel Agency Worker Pushed His Own Drone Company, Report Details

Intel Agency Worker Pushed His Own Drone Company, Report Details This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In 2014, the co-founder of an anti-drone technology company decided to leverage an unusual marketing asset: his employment at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The employee obtained classified information, arranged access to lawmakers and other [...]

Government Executive: Former Homeland Security Watchdog Officials Fostered ‘Divisiveness, Disorder and Dissension,’ Report Finds

Former Homeland Security Watchdog Officials Fostered ‘Divisiveness, Disorder and Dissension,’ Report Finds This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. A former senior official at the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general office, along with two other high-ranking employees within the office, engaged in systematic unprofessional and divisive behavior [...]

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 [...]