Photo from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee live stream
01 Feb 2017

House Hearing On Whistleblower Protection Highlights Trump’s Illegal Gag Orders

Members of Congress called attention to Trump administration directives that create chilling effect against whistleblowers.

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15 Dec 2016

NSA Inspector General, Who Once Said Snowden Is Manic Thief, May Be Fired For Whistleblower Retaliation

NSA inspector general George Ellard, who believes NSA whistleblower was “manic in his thievery,” received termination notice for whistleblower retaliation.

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FBI seal. (Photo by groovysoup on Flickr)
06 Jun 2016

FBI Whistleblowers Have No Legal Protection For Making Reports Of Wrongdoing

A Senate report concludes FBI employees, including those in the intelligence community, “enjoy no legal protection for making reports of wrongdoing”

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14 Oct 2015

Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Snowden, Ignore Whistleblower Protection Issues

Only one Democratic candidate, Lincoln Chafee, opposed jailing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he were to return to the United states.

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25 Feb 2014

NSA Inspector General Speaks on Snowden for First Time, Says He Was ‘Manic in His Thievery’

During a day-long conference at the Georgetown University Law Center, Dr. George Ellard, the inspector general for the National Security Agency, spoke for the first time about the disclosures made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In addressing the alleged damage caused by Snowden’s disclosures, he compared Snowden to Robert

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