Government Executive: Inspector General Vindicates Top Global Media Agency Officials Suspended During Trump Administration

Inspector General Vindicates Top Global Media Agency Officials Suspended During Trump Administration This article features our client Grant Turner and Attorney David Seide and was originally published here. The U.S. Agency for Global Media welcomed a watchdog’s recent decision to clear six top officials targeted under the previous agency leader of any malfeasance. The Government [...]

The Washington Post: Opinion: The Voice of America whistleblowers have been vindicated

Opinion: The Voice of America whistleblowers have been vindicated This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The State Department’s Office of Inspector General has determined that six federal employees in the agency that oversees Voice of America were wrongly targeted for termination from their jobs by the Trump administration. Unjustified and retaliatory was [...]

NPR: A Report Clears Federal Officials Who Were Suspended By A Trump Appointee Over VOA

A Report Clears Federal Officials Who Were Suspended By A Trump Appointee Over VOA This article features our client Grant Turner and Attorney David Seide and was originally published here. A federal inspector general's investigation has exonerated six government executives who were suspended last year after raising red flags about actions taken by then-President Donald [...]

Courthouse News Service: US Watchdog Vindicates Voice of America Whistleblowers

US Watchdog Vindicates Voice of America Whistleblowers This article features our client Grant Turner and Attorney David Seide and was originally published here. WASHINGTON (CN) — Attorneys for six employees of Voice of America who complained that the independent state-run media service had become a propaganda arm of the Trump White House touted the release [...]

Voice of America: US Government Media Whistleblowers Cleared of Wrongdoing

US Government Media Whistleblowers Cleared of Wrongdoing This article features our Attorney David Seide and was originally published here. A U.S. government watchdog has cleared six senior officials at the government’s independent media agency of wrongdoing when they protested last year that the agency’s chief, appointed by former President Donald Trump, was attempting to politicize [...]

The Hill: Trump appointee erred in firing Voice of America whistleblowers: watchdog

Trump appointee erred in firing Voice of America whistleblowers: watchdog This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. A government watchdog found the Trump-appointed leader of Voice of America (VOA) erred in his dismissal of six employees, which was likely retaliation against whistleblowers and wrongly stripped some of them of their security [...]

Press Release: Inspector General Clears Six Voice of America Whistleblowers of Wrongdoing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2021 Inspector General Clears Six Voice of America Whistleblowers of Wrongdoing State Department Inspector General Finds Charges Levied by Trump Political Appointees Against Six Senior Executives to be Pretextual, Created to Support Predetermined Decision  WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project applauds the State Department’s Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) recent [...]

2021-07-08T16:58:26-04:00July 8th, 2021|Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

Press Release: Whistleblowers Reveal Former Head of Voice of America Overseer Abused His Authority to Investigate “Disloyal” Federal Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2021 Whistleblowers Reveal Former Head of Voice of America Overseer Abused His Authority to Investigate “Disloyal” Federal Employees New Document Shows that Trump Appointee Michael Pack Relied on a Pretextual Justification Crafted by Political Appointees to Pay Over $1.8 Million for Legal Services to Investigate Federal Employees WASHINGTON – [...]

2021-06-01T15:02:21-04:00June 1st, 2021|Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

Press Release: Voice of America Oversight Agency Finds Charges Against Whistleblower Unsubstantiated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2021 Voice of America Oversight Agency Finds Charges Against Whistleblower Unsubstantiated Dr. Setareh Derakhshesh Sieg, Former Director of the VOA Persian News Network, Cleared of All Allegations of Wrongdoing WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project and the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid P.C. applaud the Voice of America’s (VOA’s) April 15, [...]

2021-04-20T12:31:16-04:00April 20th, 2021|Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

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|