Biden’s Top Science Adviser Resigns After Acknowledging Demeaning Behavior

This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Rachel Wallace, and was originally published here.

“The case of Dr. Lander was revealed earlier by Politico. Rachel Wallace, who served as Dr. Lander’s former general counsel, brought a complaint against him and other leaders in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

‘Lander’s apology did not come close to addressing the full extent of his egregious behavior,’ she said in an interview with Politico, choosing to reveal her identity after she read the letter he sent to employees.

‘Numerous women have been left in tears, traumatized, and feeling vulnerable and isolated,’ Ms. Wallace said.

The investigation into Ms. Wallace’s complaint found that he had engaged in ‘bullying’ behavior toward her. Investigators also uncovered ‘credible evidence of instances of multiple women having complained to other staff about negative interactions with Dr. Lander,’ according to the Politico report.”