Ukraine Whistleblower

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 [...]

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 to [...]

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 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 article [...]

Vox: Trump is Trying to Out the Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower on Twitter

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Trump is Trying to Out the Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower on Twitter The president retweeted the name of a man conservative outlets claim is the whistleblower whose complaint set off Trump’s impeachment. That’s very worrying. Late Friday night, President Donald Trump shared [...]

The Washington Post: Trump Wants the Whistleblower Revealed. Others Push for More Protection.

Note: this article, featuring our client Robert MacLean and our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Trump Wants the Whistleblower Revealed. Others Push for More Protection. When President Trump threatened the whistleblower in the Ukraine matter, it sent a tremor through federal employees across the government. When Republican members of Congress repeatedly attempted to out that [...]

HuffPo: Congresswoman Says Trump Has “5 Pinocchios on a Daily Basis”

This article featuring our Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Congresswoman Says Trump Has "5 Pinocchios on a Daily Basis" Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) got a round of applause during an impeachment hearing Wednesday when she said that President Donald Trump gets “five Pinocchios” a day. The comment came during her questioning of Gordon Sondland, [...]

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