FACTCHECK: Legal Implications of Outing the Whistleblower

This article, featuring our legal director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Legal Implications of Outing the Whistleblower In one heated exchange during day three of the impeachment hearings, Rep. Adam Schiff cut off a line of questioning to protect the whistleblower’s identity, saying the whistleblower has “a statutory right to anonymity.” But the law [...]

Snopes: The Ukraine Whistleblower’s ID Remains Confidential: Here’s Why

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. The Ukraine Whistleblower’s ID Remains Confidential: Here’s Why The whistleblower's legal representatives said identifying that person puts the whistleblower in physical danger. A confidential whistleblower from the U.S. intelligence community came forward with an accusation that sparked an impeachment inquiry against [...]

The Washington Post: Schiff’s Claim That The Whistleblower Has a ‘Statutory Right’ to Anonymity

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Schiff’s Claim That The Whistleblower Has a ‘Statutory Right’ to Anonymity “I am concerned about a bad-faith effort to out a whistleblower who has a statutory right to remain anonymous.” — Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), in a closed-door deposition of Lt. [...]

Roll Call: Republicans Abandon Tradition of Whistleblower Protection at Impeachment Hearing

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine and our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Republicans Abandon Tradition of Whistleblower Protection at Impeachment Hearing Efforts to out the Ukraine whistleblower could have a chilling effect, put U.S. security at risk, experts say. On Oct. 8, Alan Souza, the lead Republican [...]

Sign-On: Advocates Seek Stronger Protections and Confidentality for Intel Community Whistleblowers

November 12, 2019 The Honorable Richard Burr Chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Mark Warner Vice Chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Adam Schiff Chairman House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence The Honorable Devin Nunes Ranking Member House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Dear Chairmen Burr and Schiff, Vice Chairman Warner, [...]

The CT Mirror: Andrew Bakaj, a CT Native, is Impeachment Whistleblower’s Legal Shield

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. Andrew Bakaj, a CT Native, is Impeachment Whistleblower’s Legal Shield Washington – The lawyer representing the whistleblower who touched off the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump is a Connecticut native who has distinguished himself by representing members of the intelligence community [...]

NBC4i: Warner Pushes for Protection of Whistleblower in Impeachment Inquiry

This article, originally published here, includes commentary from our Irvin McCullough. Warner Pushes for Protection of Whistleblower in Impeachment Inquiry WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — Senator Mark Warner, co-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he’s deeply disturbed by the President Trump’s Twitter attacks on the intelligence whistleblower at the heart of the House impeachment inquiry. Warner [...]

STATEMENT: Civil Society Strongly Condemns Attacks on the Whistleblower

11/07/2019 The undersigned civil society organizations strongly condemn the deliberate and reckless attacks on the whistleblower. These heinous actions undermine the fragile fabric of safe legal channels for disclosing wrongdoing in the intelligence community. As a result future wrongdoing will go unreported or will be disclosed outside legally protected channels. Alliance for Justice American Oversight [...]

GovExec: What’s at Stake If Sen. Rand Paul Names the Ukraine Whistleblower

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. What’s at Stake If Sen. Rand Paul Names the Ukraine Whistleblower While there might not be legal implications, the move could hurt national security and have a chilling effect on future whistleblowers. en. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has repeatedly said he might [...]

PRESS STATEMENT: Government Accountability Project Condemns Trump Family’s Irresponsible Comments on Alleged Whistleblower Identity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/06/2019  Government Accountability Project Condemns Trump Family’s Irresponsible Comments on Alleged Whistleblower Identity Guessing at a Whistleblower’s Identity Chills Critical Speech, Harms Uninvolved Parties   WASHINGTON — Today, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out the name of the individual that some claim is the intelligence community whistleblower. In the tweet, Trump linked to [...]

2019-11-20T15:09:48-05:00November 6th, 2019|Press release, Ukraine Whistleblower|