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ShadowProof: Making US Propaganda Exceptional Again: Mike Pompeo’s Voice of America Speech

Making US Propaganda Exceptional Again: Mike Pompeo’s Voice of America Speech This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. During the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed his efforts to incite greater conflict between the United States and Iran. He also [...]

The Hill: Pompeo accused of politicizing VOA in speech calling for press freedom

Pompeo accused of politicizing VOA in speech calling for press freedom This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set off alarms among ethics experts and whistleblowers this week when he leaned into his criticism of Voice of America (VOA) during a speech [...]

Voice of America: VOA Director Reassigns White House Correspondent

VOA Director Reassigns White House Correspondent This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. In a rebuke from Congress, U.S. Representatives Gregory Meeks of New York and Michael McCaul of Texas chastised the heads of USAGM and Voice of America on Tuesday for reassigning a [...]

Voice of America: Pompeo Defends Changes at USAGM Under Trump Appointee

Pompeo Defends Changes at USAGM Under Trump Appointee This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday defended the leadership of the U.S. Agency for Global Media against criticisms that its CEO is trying to turn the news network [...]

CNN: Pompeo accuses VOA of “demeaning America” in speech that whistleblowers blast as “political propaganda”

Pompeo accuses VOA of "demeaning America" in speech that whistleblowers blast as "political propaganda" This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused the Voice of America news service of "demeaning America" in a speech that a watchdog group criticized [...]

The Hill: Pompeo feud with US global media agency intensifies

Pompeo feud with US global media agency intensifies This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo exalted American exceptionalism and called for publishing truth about freedom and democracy in the U.S. during a speech that had earlier drawn criticism for politicizing the federal government's [...]

January 12th, 2021|Categories: 1st Amendment, In The News, Press Freedom, VOA Whistleblowers|

Talk 980 AM: TSA Makes Changes After Whistleblower’s Complaint

TSA Makes Changes After Whistleblower’s Complaint This article features our client Jay Brainard and Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travelers, the whistleblower's lawyer said Wednesday.  The [...]

January 12th, 2021|Categories: In The News, National Security, TSA|

The Yeshiva World: Pompeo Trumpets Trump, Razzes Critics in Speech To VOA

Pompeo Trumpets Trump, Razzes Critics In Speech To VOA This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to U.S. government-funded airwaves on Monday to deliver a full-throated defense of the Trump administration’s presentation of its foreign policy and its [...]

Bloomberg: Pompeo Demands Voice of America Promote U.S. as the Greatest

Pompeo Demands Voice of America Promote U.S. as the Greatest This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo pressed the Voice of America to be less critical of the U.S., delivering a speech that appeared at odds with the news organization’s mandate [...]

WCBE: Voice of America CEO Accused of Fraud, Misuse of Office All In One Week

Voice of America CEO Accused Of Fraud, Misuse Of Office All In One Week This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Fresh crises and fresh challenges confront the Trump-appointed CEO of the parent of Voice of America, even with less than two weeks left [...]

JURIST: AG-nominee Garland pledges to fight violent extremism while public interest groups petition for Trump investigation

AG-nominee Garland pledges to fight violent extremism while public interest groups petition for Trump investigation This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In a speech accepting the nomination for Attorney General from President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday, Merrick Garland condemned the riots on Capitol Hill and underscored the importance of [...]

The Washington Post: Voice of America employees protest order to broadcast Pompeo speech, calling it ‘propaganda’

Voice of America employees protest order to broadcast Pompeo speech, calling it ‘propaganda’ This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Staffers at Voice of America, the government-funded international news organization, have filed a whistleblower complaint raising concerns about an upcoming address by Secretary of [...]

January 11th, 2021|Categories: First Amendment, In The News, Press Freedom, US Government, VOA Whistleblowers|

CommonDreams: Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes

Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. As President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday confirmed reporting that he will nominate Judge Merrick Garland to lead the U.S. Department of Justice, a coalition of public interest [...]

January 8th, 2021|Categories: Department of Justice, In The News, Judicial Oversight|

Whistleblower Network News: Christian Greene

Christian Greene This article features our client Christian Greene and Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Christian Greene was born in Eugene, Oregon, to Paula and Jason Greene. Her mother was “the sweetest, kindest person, whom everyone called mom.” Jason Greene was an entrepreneur, “having his hands [...]

January 6th, 2021|Categories: Children's Rights, In The News, Public Health, Whistleblower Rights|

The New York Times: The Lull Before the Surge on Top of the Surge – California Today

The Lull Before the Surge on Top of the Surge - California Today This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. “A surge on top of a surge” of the coronavirus is incoming, Gov. Gavin Newsom warned Monday in his first briefing of what’s already shaping up to be [...]

Business Insider: Trump awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to longtime loyalist and GOP Rep. Devin Nunes

Trump awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to longtime loyalist and GOP Rep. Devin Nunes This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. President Donald Trump on Monday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to Republican Rep. Devin Nunes [...]

January 5th, 2021|Categories: In The News, Investigations, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|

Georgia Public Broadcasting: Trump Appointee Seeks Lasting Control Over Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia

Trump Appointee Seeks Lasting Control Over Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia This article features our client Jamie Fly and was originally published here. Michael Pack's stormy tenure over the federal agency that oversees government-funded broadcasters abroad — including Voice of America — appears to be coming to a close. [...]

January 5th, 2021|Categories: In The News, Press Freedom, US Government, VOA Whistleblowers|

Whistleblower News Network: Whistleblowers in 2020

Whistleblowers in 2020 This article features our client Dawn Wooten and Jay Brainard and was originally published here. In 2020, it seemed as though whistleblowers were in the news more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic was, of course, the year’s biggest news story, and whistleblowers played an important role throughout [...]

Government Executive: GovExec Daily: Feds’ Anti-Gag Rights During the Transition

GovExec Daily: Feds' Anti-Gag Rights During the Transition This podcast features our Deputy Legislative Director Irvin McCullough and Democracy Fellow Aman Panjwani and was originally published here.  In December, a group of good government organizations sent a letter to 25 federal departments and agencies asking them to reinforce their employees' whistleblower [...]

Government Executive: Transition Roundup: Still No Plum Book; Trump Ramps Up Lame Duck Actions

Transition Roundup: Still No Plum Book; Trump Ramps Up Lame Duck Actions This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. President Trump has less than a month left in office, yet he’s creating potentially massive roadblocks for pandemic relief and government funding. On Tuesday night he [...]

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