The New York Times: He Guarded Haiti’s Slain President. And He Was a Suspect in a Drug Inquiry.

He Guarded Haiti’s Slain President. And He Was a Suspect in a Drug Inquiry. This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The commander in charge of guarding the Haitian president’s home quickly became a suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last month when his security team inexplicably melted [...]

Miami Herald: U.S. special counsel lays blame on DEA in bungled Haiti drug-trafficking case

U.S. special counsel lays blame on DEA in bungled Haiti drug-trafficking case This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and Staff Attorney Samantha Feinstein and was originally published here. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s office in Haiti mishandled a major investigation into a Colombian ship loaded with hundreds of kilos of cocaine and heroin, [...]

Government Executive: New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’

New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’ This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The new attorney general on Thursday thanked the Justice Department’s employees for their dedication to public service, as he took over the department that was rife with allegations of political interference [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds Another U.S. Office of Special Counsel Finding “Substantial Likelihood” of Wrongdoing by Trump Administration Officials at Voice of America Overseer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds Another U.S. Office of Special Counsel Finding “Substantial Likelihood” of Wrongdoing by Trump Administration Officials at Voice of America Overseer  Officials Paid Private Law Firm $2 Million to Investigate Agency Employees WASHINGTON — Government Accountability Project has filed multiple whistleblower complaints with the U.S. Office of [...]

MuckRock: FOIA Roundup: PPP loans to franchisees and how whistleblowers faired under Trump

FOIA Roundup: PPP loans to franchisees and how whistleblowers faired under Trump This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In this week’s roundup, FOIA helps understand which national franchises benefitted the most from the Paycheck Protection Program. Plus transparency on whistleblower claims, a new FOIA portal, and more. Data released through [...]

The Washington Post: Biden to issue new immigration orders, while signaling cautious approach

Biden to issue new immigration orders, while signaling cautious approach This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. President Biden will announce executive actions Tuesday ordering the review and potential reversal of the Trump administration’s deterrent policies along the Mexico border and the barriers it created in the legal immigration [...]

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 [...]

Government Executive: Global Media Agency Head Replaces Acting Voice of America Director

Global Media Agency Head Replaces Acting Voice of America Director  This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. The U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO brought in a conservative author and former government official during Republican administrations to be acting director of Voice of America, replacing a 40-year veteran of [...]

The Washington Newsday: Government regulator accuses VOA parent company under Trump commission of misconduct

Government regulator accuses VOA parent company under Trump commission of misconduct This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. NPR reports that the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, a federal oversight agency, announced Wednesday that it had uncovered a “significant likelihood of wrongdoing” at the U.S. Agency for Global Media [...]

CNBC: Trump loyalist Michael Pack plots final purge at federal media agency before Biden takes office

Trump loyalist Michael Pack plots final purge at federal media agency before Biden takes office This article features our client Grant Turner and was originally published here. President Donald Trump’s pick to lead a federal media agency is attempting one last purge of personnel before Joe Biden is sworn in as the next commander-in-chief. Michael [...]