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Raw Story: Trump ‘advance man’ who became whistleblower says it ruined his life — but he has no regrets

Trump 'advance man' who became whistleblower says it ruined his life — but he has no regrets This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Kevin Chmielewski, and was originally published here. A Trump administration staffer who exposed former EPA chief Scott Pruitt's corruption slammed the former president in a new [...]

October 14th, 2021|Categories: EPA, Federal Whistleblowers, In The News|

Rolling Stone: He’s the Whistleblower Who Brought Down Trump’s EPA Chief. Now He’s Driving an Uber

He’s the Whistleblower Who Brought Down Trump’s EPA Chief. Now He’s Driving an Uber This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Kevin Chmielewski, and was originally published here. When Kevin Chmielewski emerged from the FBI’s fortress of a headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C., his head was spinning. It [...]

October 14th, 2021|Categories: EPA, Federal Whistleblowers, First Amendment, In The News|

Irish Examiner: Michael McGrath: Whistleblowers’ bill will put burden of proof onto employer

Michael McGrath: Whistleblowers' bill will put burden of proof onto employerThis article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.The principles of openness, transparency, and accountability should be at the core of government and public administration. The embodiment of these principles in the day to day operation of public [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: In The News, International|

Whistleblower Network News: Bipartisan Bill Protects Nuclear Safety Whistleblowers

Bipartisan Bill Protects Nuclear Safety Whistleblowers This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On September 30, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators reintroduced a bill to clarify existing law and ensure that Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) employees have access to court trials [...]

October 7th, 2021|Categories: In The News, Nuclear Regulation, US Government|

Politico: DOJ inspector general investigating Trump-era car emissions case

DOJ inspector general investigating Trump-era car emissions case This article features Government Accountability Project’s client and was originally published here. The Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating the Trump administration's decision to open an antitrust probe of four automakers that had sided with California in a feud over the state’s [...]

October 6th, 2021|Categories: Department of Justice, In The News|

Food & Environment Reporting Network: Facing a merger and a pay cut, chicken farmers push back

Facing a merger and a pay cut, chicken farmers push back This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In 2003, Rusty and Trina McClendon quit their jobs and put everything they owned up as collateral for a $1.4 million loan to build eight chicken houses, [...]

October 4th, 2021|Categories: Activism, Food Integrity, In The News|

The Washington Post: The Biden administration takes aim at Big Chicken. But its goose might not yet be cooked

The Biden administration takes aim at Big Chicken. But its goose might not yet be cooked This article features Government Accountability Project’s client, Dallas McClendon, and was originally published here. As consumers chafe at growing food price inflation, the Biden administration is pointing a finger at some of the [...]

October 4th, 2021|Categories: Food Integrity, In The News|

The Intercept: EPA Officials Exposed Whistleblowers Three Minutes After Receiving Confidential Complaint

EPA Officials Exposed Whistleblowers Three Minutes After Receiving Confidential Complaint This article features Government Accountability Project’s Environmental Counsel, Adam Arnold, and was originally published here. WITHIN MINUTES OF receiving a complaint from four Environmental Protection Agency whistleblowers in late June, an agency official shared the document with six EPA staffers, [...]

September 30th, 2021|Categories: EPA, In The News, Whistleblower Rights|

Federal News Network: After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test

After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Federal employees, whistleblowers and advocacy groups have anxiously awaited the restoration of a quorum at the Merit Systems Protection Board, viewing President Biden’s three nominees as [...]

September 23rd, 2021|Categories: In The News, MSPB|

Bloomberg: Bipartisan Groups Urge Congress to Curb Executive Branch Power

Bipartisan Groups Urge Congress to Curb Executive Branch Power This article features a coalition letter signed by the Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A bipartisan coalition of advocacy groups is urging Congress to pass legislation to reinforce constitutional checks and balances and curb the powers of [...]

September 22nd, 2021|Categories: In The News, PODA, US Government|

The American Prospect: The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency

The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency This op-ed was written by our Investigator Zach Kopplin and was originally published here. Before last month, when he fled in disgrace as his country fell to the Taliban, Afghanistan’s former president, Ashraf Ghani, was unusual among American-backed despots. He appealed to Washington’s [...]

September 20th, 2021|Categories: In The News, International|

Whistleblower Network News: Third Whistleblower Complaint about Fort Bliss Detention Center Alleges Immigrant Children Were Abused and Neglected

Third Whistleblower Complaint about Fort Bliss Detention Center Alleges Immigrant Children Were Abused and Neglected This article features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. On September 8, a whistleblower sent a letter to Congress alleging “gross mismanagement” at three U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [...]

September 17th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Bloomberg Government: Migrant Care Contracts, Diverted Funds Draw GOP Scrutiny

Migrant Care Contracts, Diverted Funds Draw GOP Scrutiny This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Republican lawmakers want answers from the Biden administration on how the Department of Health and Human Services is awarding contracts and redirecting money for the care of unaccompanied migrant children. [...]

September 17th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Law360: GOP Leaders Probe HHS Over Migrant Youth Shelter Concerns

GOP Leaders Probe HHS Over Migrant Youth Shelter Concerns This article features Government Accountability Project’s clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold. For the full article, click here. Law360 (September 17, 2021, 10:33 PM EDT) -- House Republicans pressed U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra to respond to "disturbing" whistleblower complaints [...]

September 17th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

El Paso Matters: A tale of two tent cities: comparing the Fort Bliss sites for Afghans and migrant children

A tale of two tent cities: comparing the Fort Bliss sites for Afghans and migrant children This article features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. Viewed from above, the two sites housing foreign nationals on Fort Bliss look similar. They’re both a maze of [...]

September 16th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

KFox14: ‘Skin-lightening lotion:’ 3rd complaint filed against Texas unaccompanied migrant center

'Skin-lightening lotion:' 3rd complaint filed against Texas unaccompanied migrant center This article features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — A third complaint has been filed by the Government Accountability Project against the treatment of migrant children being detained at the [...]

September 13th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

CNN en Español: Immigrant minors report threats and psychological abuse in a shelter in Texas

Immigrant minors report threats and psychological abuse in a shelter in Texas This video features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. Immigrant minors who crossed the border between the United States and Mexico alone report psychological abuse and poor conditions inside a temporary shelter [...]

September 13th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

El Paso Times: Fort Bliss migrant children shelter contractor receives nearly $1B contract despite mismanagement allegations

Fort Bliss migrant children shelter contractor receives nearly $1B contract despite mismanagement allegations This article features Government Accountability Project’s disclosures and was originally published here. There was little that showed who managed a Fort Bliss shelter for migrant children but a sheet of paper taped to a trailer with three [...]

September 10th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Insider: A whistleblower alleged migrant children were burned with ‘scalding water’ at an emergency government shelter

A whistleblower alleged migrant children were burned with ‘scalding water’ at an emergency government shelter This article features Government Accountability Project’s anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. A whistleblower alleged that migrant children were burned with scalding water when bathing at one of the Biden administration's emergency [...]

September 10th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

WION: Immigrant children burned by scalding water and threatened in US’ emergency shelter: Reports

Immigrant children burned by scalding water and threatened in US’ emergency shelter: Reports This article features Government Accountability Project's anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. Recently, as several countries opened up their borders for refugees from Afghanistan and other war-struck countries, concerns of the safety of immigrants [...]

September 10th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|