Whistleblower Anonymity

Pleasanton Weekly: Swalwell Introduces Federal Whistleblower Protection Law

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Swalwell Introduces Federal Whistleblower Protection Law Federal officials who leak whistleblower's identity would face criminal penalties. A federal bill that would better safeguard the anonymity and security of whistleblowers was introduced by Tri-Valley Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) earlier this month. The "Enhancing [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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