Intelligence Whistleblowing

The Washington Post: Want to Stop Intelligence Leaks? Make Life Easier for Whistleblowers.

Note: this article, opinion piece by our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Want to Stop Intelligence Leaks? Make Life Easier for Whistleblowers. Congress should change the laws so complaints can go to Capitol Hill. After journalists publicized allegations that Russian military spies offered the Taliban “bounties” for attacking U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, [...]

2020-07-21T12:19:14-04:00July 7th, 2020|In The News, Intelligence Whistleblowing|

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 [...]

Foreign Policy: I Spy: Season 2 Episode 4: The Whistleblower

Note: this podcast, featuring Government Accountability Project, can be found here. The Whistleblower Thomas Drake joined the NSA in 2001 to help deal with the glut of data created by the huge rise of internet use around the world. But he grew increasingly troubled by something else: the way the U.S. government was targeting its [...]

Press Release: Senator Wyden Opposes Senior Intelligence Official’s Nomination Over Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2020 Senator Wyden Opposes Senior Intelligence Official’s Nomination Over Whistleblowers WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) opposed William Evanina’s nomination to serve as the Senate-confirmed Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). Sen. Wyden’s opposition comes days after Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) lifted his 2018 hold on [...]

Foreign Policy: Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief Ratcliffe gets grilled over his role in misrepresenting the facts during the U.S. president’s impeachment. Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Trump loyalist without intelligence experience nominated by the [...]

The Wall Street Journal: Trump to Fire Intelligence Community Inspector General

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump to Fire Intelligence Community Inspector General Firing of Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who reviewed Ukraine whistleblower complaint, is latest in series of intelligence-community removals. WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump late Friday said he intends to remove the inspector general for the [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Condemns Firing of Michael Atkinson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2020 Government Accountability Project Condemns Firing of Michael Atkinson WASHINGTON - Friday night, President Donald Trump fired the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. Atkinson had informed Congress of the whistleblower complaint that precipitated the President's impeachment. Government Accountability Project Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark stated, "The firing of Inspector [...]

Government Accountability Project Staffers Sign On to DOJ Letter

Government Accountability Project Staffers Sign On to DOJ Letter 2,500+ Signatures Strong, Letter Calls for Barr’s Resignation By Emma Lyons More than 2,500 former Department of Justice (DOJ) officials have signed an open letter published Sunday calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign. This follows numerous reports of Mr. Barr’s interference in a routine [...]

Letter to Congress: Senate Should Prohibit Outing a Whistleblower

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader The Honorable Chuck Schumer Senate Minority Leader Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, and Members of the United States Senate: The Government Accountability Project, the Liberty Coalition, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance urge the Senate to send a strong signal to [...]

Press Release: White House Removes Impeachment Witness

For Immediate Release: 2/7/2020 White House Removes Impeachment Witness Administration’s Actions Against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Could Create Chilling Effect WASHINGTON - Today, CNN reported that Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was “pushed out of his role” from the National Security Council. The move comes just months after Lt. Col. Vindman testified in the impeachment investigation, [...]

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