Senate Intelligence Committee Votes to Bolster Whistleblower Protections
Intelligence
Senate Intelligence Committee Votes to Bolster Whistleblower Protections

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee backed new protections for intelligence community whistleblowers and new reporting requirements for political campaigns as part of a broader intelligence authorization bill. The legislation, approved 14-1 by the panel on Wednesday, follows President Donald... Read More

Health Official Warns of Botched COVID-19 Management by Trump
In The News
Health Official Warns of Botched COVID-19 Management by Trump
2020-05-15 13:07:38
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A whistleblower on the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus warned Congress Thursday that threats from the disease are greater than most government officials are willing to admit. The pandemic will “get worse and be prolonged” without a better... Read More

Ousted Director Testifies Trump Has No Plan For a Coronavirus Vaccine
Congress
Ousted Director Testifies Trump Has No Plan For a Coronavirus Vaccine

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s timetable for developing a coronavirus treatment is likely too optimistic and it has no plan in place for mass production and distribution of such a vaccine, a federal whistleblower told Congress Thursday. Rick Bright, a... Read More

DOJ's Inspector General Says More Subpoena Power Needed to Protect Whistleblowers
Employment
DOJ's Inspector General Says More Subpoena Power Needed to Protect Whistleblowers
2020-01-28 21:44:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Justice's chief internal investigator told a House panel on Tuesday that he and his colleagues across federal departments need more subpoena power to help protect whistleblowers alleging fraud and other malfeasance. DOJ Inspector General... Read More

Republican Moderate Breaks With Party Over Identifying Whistleblower
Impeachment
Republican Moderate Breaks With Party Over Identifying Whistleblower

WASHINGTON — As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump moves into a public phase this week, leading Democrats — joined by at least one GOP lawmaker — on Sunday rejected Republican demands for public testimony by the whistleblower whose complaint... Read More

Whistleblower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client
Political News
Whistleblower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client

WASHINGTON — The lawyer for the whistleblower behind the report that sparked a House impeachment inquiry said he’s offering Republicans the chance to question his client directly — but only in writing. Mark S. Zaid said on Twitter Sunday that... Read More

Theranos 2.0? Another Purported Tech Company Trades on Fake IP
Opinions
Theranos 2.0? Another Purported Tech Company Trades on Fake IP

Intellectual property policies could get a major court test this year as a real estate services company appeals a massive $706 million judgment that it stole trade secrets from a San Francisco-headquartered REtech company. At the dispute’s onset, the jury... Read More

Whistleblower Alleges Medicare Fraud at Iconic Seattle-Based Health Plan
Entitlements
Whistleblower Alleges Medicare Fraud at Iconic Seattle-Based Health Plan

WASHINGTON—Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit health insurance plans, is accused of bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars in a federal whistleblower case. Teresa Ross, a former medical billing manager at... Read More

Former National Intelligence Director Coats Rejoins Law Firm
In The News
Former National Intelligence Director Coats Rejoins Law Firm
2019-10-15 19:55:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Former National Intelligence Director Dan Coats has rejoined the King & Spalding law firm and serves as a senior policy advisor on its D.C.-based national security team. “Our clients around the world benefit from the insight of our... Read More

Second Whistleblower Emerges In Trump Impeachment Inquiry
In The News
Second Whistleblower Emerges In Trump Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — A second whistleblower has come forward in the fast-developing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, and more may be in the offing, raising the possibility of damaging new disclosures as people in proximity to the president begin to... Read More

Boeing Whistleblower’s Complaint Says 737 Max Safety Upgrades Were Rejected Over Cost
Aviation
Boeing Whistleblower’s Complaint Says 737 Max Safety Upgrades Were Rejected Over Cost

SEATTLE — Seven weeks after the second fatal crash of a 737 Max in March, a Boeing engineer submitted a scathing internal ethics complaint alleging that management — determined to keep down costs for airline customers — had blocked significant... Read More

Top Spy Defends Whistleblower At Center of Impeachment Inquiry
Impeachment
Top Spy Defends Whistleblower At Center of Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — The whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump pressing a foreign leader to investigate a Democratic candidate for president “did the right thing” and “followed the law every step of the way,” the nation’s top intelligence official... Read More

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