Yahoo News: Exclusive: Jan. 6 select committee will include former CIA inspector general found to have retaliated against whistleblower

Exclusive: Jan. 6 select committee will include former CIA inspector general found to have retaliated against whistleblower This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — As the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot prepares to get underway next week, it will include former CIA [...]

Just Security: Know Your Rights: Whistleblowers and the January 6th Select Committee

Know Your Rights: Whistleblowers and the January 6th Select Committee This op-ed was written by our Legal Director Tom Devine and Deputy Legal Director Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. On July 27, the House of Representative’s Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack will hold its first formal hearing, publicly embarking on [...]

The New Republic: End the War on Whistleblowers

End the War on Whistleblowers This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Last month, ProPublica published a jaw-dropping look into the IRS data of well-known billionaires, revealing their meager effective tax rates in detail. The disclosures were met with shock and anger. After all, how could Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg, and [...]

Politico: The Recast: Today’s GOP is all about fealty. That’s risky.

The Recast: Today's GOP is all about fealty. That's risky. This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Project, a leading whistleblower protection advocacy group, sent letters to House and Senate leadership urging them to pass “anti-retaliation rights” for those who report law enforcement misconduct. The group, [...]

Letter to President Biden on Classification Reform

April 21, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC Dear President Biden, As organizations interested in government transparency, accountability, and human rights, we support the administration’s goal to work toward “rebuilding trust with the American people” and we strongly endorse your commitment to “the highest standards of transparency.” Rebuilding [...]

2021-04-22T15:12:00-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Letter, National Security|

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 2) By Sarah Hubbard Government Accountability Project is recognizing Women’s History Month by spotlighting women whistleblowers who have made a difference. Read part one of this series here. Dawn Wooten In July 2020, attorneys at Project [...]

2021-06-03T12:19:05-04:00March 31st, 2021|Blog, Immigration, National Security, VOA Whistleblowers|

Open the Government: Let’s Toast to Open Government—It’s Sunshine Week!

Let’s Toast to Open Government—It’s Sunshine Week! This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Let’s start with three facts. When Steven Mnuchin was Trump’s Treasury Secretary, his plane travel cost taxpayers $1 million. The Trump White House sought to bury a government health study on PFAS, a class of toxins found in drinking water. [...]

Hill Reporter: Watchdogs Propose Plan to Decisively Disqualify Donald Trump From Holding Future Elected Office

Watchdogs Propose Plan to Decisively Disqualify Donald Trump From Holding Future Elected Office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) received a letter on Thursday signed by fifteen social justice and watchdog groups outlining how the United States Constitution explicitly disqualifies ex-President Donald Trump from [...]

Letter to President Biden on Forever Wars

February 17, 2021 Dear President Biden: Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, the United States responded with military force intended to target those responsible for that attack, and invoked extraordinary powers reserved for war. Nearly two decades later, the legal and policy framework created to facilitate that war-based response has resulted in a series [...]

2021-02-18T13:44:31-05:00February 18th, 2021|Letter, National Security|

USA Today: Potential whistleblowers deserve more support. Their moral choices protect our democracy.

Potential whistleblowers deserve more support. Their moral choices protect our democracy. This article was written by our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and Auburn Senior Fellow and author Brian D. McLaren and was originally published here. Sometimes government wrongdoing is on full display. We all witnessed the thousands of aggrieved supporters of then-President Donald [...]