Investigations

Press Release: Whistleblowers Report Alarming Details on Payments for Investigation of Federal Employees Made to Law Firm by Voice of America’s Parent Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2021 Whistleblowers Report Alarming Details on Payments for Investigation of Federal Employees Made to Law Firm by Voice of America’s Parent Agency Part 1 of materials produced today show, over only three months, McGuireWoods billed over 3,000 hours at an average rate of over $320 per hour, reaching a total [...]

Salon: Trump’s “sabotage” plan: Watchdog groups want to know who was “burrowed” into career jobs

Trump's “sabotage” plan: Watchdog groups want to know who was “burrowed” into career jobs This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Government watchdog groups are calling on congressional committees to release the names of Trump political appointees who have "burrowed" into career civil service positions over concerns they may attempt to "sabotage" the Biden [...]

The Intercept: “Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons

“Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. IN LOUISIANA AND Texas, immigrants seeking asylum are facing dire conditions in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers hit by this week’s extreme cold. At the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, advocates [...]

The Hill: Marquis Who’s Who presents their inaugural African American Catalysts for Change list

Marquis Who's Who presents their inaugural African American Catalysts for Change list This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Black History Month has presented a specific opportunity to honor the heritage of Black Americans ever since it was first celebrated in 1926, and later when it became an officially recognized [...]

The Intercept: Inside the Brutal Power Struggle at Homeland Security

Inside the Brutal Power Struggle at Homeland Security This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. TENSIONS RAN SO high at the Department of Homeland Security’s oversight wing that one senior official fantasized about Arya Stark, the fictional assassin in “Game of Thrones,” “taking care of” the agency chief, according [...]

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 [...]

Los Angeles Times: Column: How Trump cheapened one of America’s highest honors, the Medal of Freedom

Column: How Trump cheapened one of America’s highest honors, the Medal of Freedom This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. Nothing makes sense anymore. The party of “law and order” just rampaged through the Capitol, bludgeoning a police officer to death and calling for the lynching of the [...]

KNSS Radio: TSA makes changes after whistleblower’s complaint

TSA makes changes after whistleblower's complaint This article features our client Jay Brainard and Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travelers, the whistleblower's lawyer said Wednesday.  The changes include requiring screeners to [...]

JURIST: AG-nominee Garland pledges to fight violent extremism while public interest groups petition for Trump investigation

AG-nominee Garland pledges to fight violent extremism while public interest groups petition for Trump investigation This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In a speech accepting the nomination for Attorney General from President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday, Merrick Garland condemned the riots on Capitol Hill and underscored the importance of the rule of law as [...]

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