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Whistleblower Network News: Two Whistleblowers Send Letter to Congress Alleging Mistreatment of Immigrant Children

Two Whistleblowers Send Letter to Congress Alleging Mistreatment of Immigrant Children This article features our clients Laurie Elkin and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. On July 7, two whistleblowers sent a letter to Congress alleging “gross mismanagement and specific endangerment to public health and safety” at an Emergency Intake Site [...]

Whistleblower Network News: The Decades-Long Fight for Court Access for Federal Employee Whistleblowers

The Decades-Long Fight for Court Access for Federal Employee Whistleblowers This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Federal employee whistleblowers are essential safeguards to misconduct which threatens democracy, public health, the environment, taxpayer funds, and civil rights. Federal employees are in the unique position [...]

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 [...]

Transparency International: BLOWING A WHISTLE AT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: LESSONS FOR ITALY AND BEYOND

BLOWING A WHISTLE AT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: LESSONS FOR ITALY AND BEYOND This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In May 2020, at a time when the Italian people were still battling with the devastating first COVID-19 wave, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a [...]

July 19th, 2021|Categories: In The News, Public Health, Whistleblower Rights, WHO|

Common Dreams: Groups Demand Biden Administration End Child Detention at ‘Contaminated and Unsafe’ Fort Bliss

Groups Demand Biden Administration End Child Detention at 'Contaminated and Unsafe' Fort Bliss This article features our clients Laurie Elkin and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. Environmental and immigrant rights advocates on Thursday sent a letter to the Biden administration urging an immediate end to the detention of children [...]

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 [...]

Scientific American: What You Know about Trump’s Assault on Science Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg

What You Know about Trump’s Assault on Science Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg This op-ed was written by our Senior Counsel and Director of Education and Partnerships Dana Gold and was originally published here. From political manipulation of COVID-19 research to censorship of weather forecasters who tried to [...]

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 [...]

Tucson Weekly: Rep. Grijalva Calls for Investigation into Migrant Facility at Fort Bliss After Whistleblower Complaint

Rep. Grijalva Calls for Investigation into Migrant Facility at Fort Bliss After Whistleblower Complaint This article features our clients Laurie Elkin and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. Congressman Raúl Grijalva called for an investigation into a facility housing migrant children in Fort Bliss, Texas after whistleblowers filed a [...]

Fatherly: Whistleblower Report: Kids Detained at “Filthy” Center On US Border

Whistleblower Report: Kids Detained at “Filthy” Center On US Border This article features our clients Laurie Elkin and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. Two federal whistleblowers who witnessed horrific conditions during a 30-day volunteer shift at the Fort Bliss detainment center near El Paso, Texas, filed a complaint [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

July 9th, 2021|Categories: In The News, Press Freedom, US Government, VOA Whistleblowers|

The Hill: Advocacy groups press Biden to name new watchdog at housing agency

Advocacy groups press Biden to name new watchdog at housing agency This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Three advocacy groups are urging President Biden to designate a temporary replacement for a resigning inspector general to ensure that a senior official accused of misconduct does not take over at [...]

July 9th, 2021|Categories: Accountability, In The News, Inspectors General, US Government|

Bloomberg Government: HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Pelosi Pushes Drug Pricing in Budget Bill

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Pelosi Pushes Drug Pricing in Budget Bill This article features our clients Laurie Elkin and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said yesterday she is pushing to attach legislation to tackle drug prices to the major budget bill carrying most of President Joe Biden’s $4 trillion [...]

El Paso Matters: New reports of “gross mismanagement” and poor conditions at Fort Bliss facility for migrant children

New reports of “gross mismanagement” and poor conditions at Fort Bliss facility for migrant children This article features our clients Laurie Elkin and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. Poor conditions, allegations of sexual abuse and “gross mismanagement” continue to plague the Fort Bliss detention camp for migrant children, according [...]

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 [...]

Government Executive: Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office

Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Three nonprofit organizations are calling on President Biden to take action to restore confidence and morale at the Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector general office following [...]

Just the News: Oversight groups urge Biden to nominate caretaker Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General

Oversight groups urge Biden to nominate caretaker Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Several watchdog groups sent a letter Wednesday to President Joe Biden asking him to nominate a caretaker to temporarily act as the Inspector General for the [...]

Cw39 Houston: Problems ignored, complaints discouraged at Fort Bliss migrant children’s camp

Problems ignored, complaints discouraged at Fort Bliss migrant children’s camp This article features our clients Laurie Elkin and Justin Mulaire and Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Minors ages 13 to 17 being woken up with a bullhorn siren. A volunteer being told [...]

Latin Post: Whistleblowers Claim Migrant Kids Experience Poor Medical and Hygiene Care at Texas Shelter

Whistleblowers Claim Migrant Kids Experience Poor Medical and Hygiene Care at Texas Shelter This article features our clients Laurie Elkin and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. Whistleblowers have detailed how migrant kids housed in one of the Biden administration's largest shelters for unaccompanied migrants in Texas are experiencing [...]