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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

The National Law Review: Republicans May Regret Trampling the First Amendment Right of Association

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Republicans May Regret Trampling the First Amendment Right of Association Throughout his political career, Senator Rand Paul has been a strong advocate for constitutional rights.  Indeed, he has bucked his party on key issues when he felt that liberty interests were at stake, including [...]

The Nation: Trump and the Whistle-Blower He Hates

Note: this article, co-written by our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Trump and the Whistle-Blower He Hates US whistle-blower law was explicitly designed to protect witnesses against mob boss retaliation. Now that Republicans have decided no witnesses will be called in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, it’s worth remembering that the [...]

For Immediate Release: Sen. Rand Paul Attempts to Out Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower

For Immediate Release  1/30/2020 Sen. Rand Paul Attempts to Out Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower Government Accountability Project Cautions Chilling Effect on Whistleblowers  WASHINGTON ‒ Today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) offered the name of a person who he alleges to be the Ukraine whistleblower on the Senate floor and at a press conference.  Government Accountability Project National [...]

MSNBC: ‘Wholly Irresponsible’ : Trump Pushes Tweet Naming Alleged Whistleblower

Note: this video, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. ‘Wholly Irresponsible’ : Trump Pushes Tweet Naming Alleged Whistleblower “President Trump capped his holiday week with a barrage of twitter attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But he also retweeted a post by his re-election campaign’s ‘war room’ linking an [...]