Intelligence Whistleblowing

Government Executive: Transition Roundup: Still No Plum Book; Trump Ramps Up Lame Duck Actions

Transition Roundup: Still No Plum Book; Trump Ramps Up Lame Duck Actions This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. President Trump has less than a month left in office, yet he’s creating potentially massive roadblocks for pandemic relief and government funding. On Tuesday night he released a video in which [...]

Daily Caller: CLARK: Truth And Justice Require A Snowden Pardon

CLARK: Truth And Justice Require A Snowden Pardon This article was written by our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and was originally published here. In 2013, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress. On March 12 of that year, while testifying before the Senate, he was asked whether the National Security Agency [...]

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 [...]

Foreign Policy: After Biden Win, U.S. Intelligence Community ‘Probably doing Cartwheels’

After Biden Win, U.S. Intelligence Community ‘Probably Doing Cartwheels’ This article features Government Accountability Project’s National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. People working at the White House often take guests on tours of the historic building. But unlike others, during his two terms as vice president, Joe Biden made a point [...]

The Washington Times: Advocacy groups form coalition to urge whistleblowers to expose election interference

Advocacy groups form coalition to urge whistleblowers to expose election interference This article features Government Accountability Project and our Democracy Protection Initiative and was originally published here. An organization called the Government Accountability Project says it has partnered with more than 20 advocacy groups to encourage whistleblowers reporting election interference to go public with their findings,  promising [...]

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 [...]

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