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 [...]

ACLU: Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them.

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them. There is no law protecting an intelligence community whistleblower's identity from disclosure or protecting them from retaliatory investigations. Congress can and must change that. President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. [...]

2019-11-18T09:11:59-05:00November 18th, 2019|IC Whistleblower, In The News, Whistleblower Anonymity|

Fast Facts on Legal Accountability for Outing the Anonymous Whistleblower

Fast Facts on Legal Accountability for Outing the Anonymous Whistleblower By Tom Devine, Legal Director Donald Trump, Jr. and others’ enthusiastic efforts to expose the anonymous impeachment whistleblowers are felonies under relevant whistleblower laws, and the President has liability for launching their campaign through his own demands. While commentators are right that the whistleblower cannot [...]

NBC4: Warner Pushes For Protection of Whistleblower in Impeachment Inquiry

Note: this article and video, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, were originally published here. 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 [...]

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 [...]

ABC News: Whistleblowers 101: Why Keep Their Identifies Secret?

This article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Whistleblowers 101: Why Keep Their Identifies Secret? A whistleblower complaint started the story that led to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine -- and it's still a main focus of the debate. While lawmakers from both parties have called to protect [...]

The Hill: Reckless and Perplexing: Trump Yet Again Destroys Bipartisan Consensus

Note: this article, written by our Executive Director and CEO, was originally published here. Reckless and Perplexing: Trump Yet Again Destroys Bipartisan Consensus Donald Trump Jr.’s actions are dangerous, shameful, and a new low, even for the Trump family. They will have a chilling effect on all whistleblowers and hurt the public’s ability to learn about [...]