National Security

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 [...]

NPR: VOA White House Reporter Investigated For Anti-Trump Bias By Political Appointees

VOA White House Reporter Investigated For Anti-Trump Bias By Political Appointees This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Two political appointees at the federal agency that oversees the Voice of America recently investigated one of its most prominent journalists to make the case he was biased against President Trump. NPR has [...]

National Review: ‘Falsehood Flies, and Truth Comes Limping After It’

‘Falsehood Flies, and Truth Comes Limping After It’ This article features our client Jamie Fly and was originally published here. The Russian government has various means of attack: assassination, invasion, annexation. But don’t forget dezinformatsiya, i.e., disinformation, which the Kremlin has practiced for almost a hundred years. A special disinformation office was set up in 1923. “Misinformation” [...]

The Guardian: Trump cuts aid for pro-democracy groups in Belarus, Hong Kong and Iran

Trump cuts aid for pro-democracy groups in Belarus, Hong Kong and Iran This article features our client Grant Turner and was originally published here. The Trump administration has stopped vital technical assistance to pro-democracy groups in Belarus, Hong Kong and Iran, which had helped activists evade state surveillance and sidestep internet censorship. Trump memo on Comey [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Supports DHS I&A Whistleblower

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2020 Government Accountability Project Supports DHS I&A Whistleblower WASHINGTON – On September 8th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Under Secretary of Intelligence and Analysis, Brian Murphy, filed a whistleblower complaint alleging retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegality and improper politicization of intelligence within the department. Mr. Murphy’s complaint [...]

2020-09-10T17:23:32-04:00September 10th, 2020|National Security, Press, Press release|

InsideSources: Counterpoint: Yes, Trump Should Pardon Edward Snowden

Counterpoint: Yes, Trump Should Pardon Edward Snowden This article was written by our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and was originally published here.  President Obama should have pardoned Edward Snowden. Now, it is up to President Trump to do what’s just. It is ultimately the responsibility of the president to ensure that national security [...]

2020-09-01T13:54:49-04:00September 1st, 2020|In The News, National Security|

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 [...]

Sign On: Amendments to USA Freedom Reauthorization Act 2020

May 11, 2020 Dear Senators, The undersigned organizations write to urge you to support privacy-protective amendments to H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, to oppose the underlying bill if improvements are not adopted, and to oppose amendments offered that would weaken the bill. We applaud the Senate for not rushing to pass [...]

2020-06-08T16:02:38-04:00May 11th, 2020|National Security, Sign-on Letter|

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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