Summary: Amid the RT election night coverage last night, GAP client and NSA whistleblower Bill Binney talked about Obama’s unprecedented crackdown on intelligence whistleblowers and expanded surveillance of US citizens. Six whistleblowers have been charged under the Espionage Act by the Obama administration – more than all previous presidents combined.
Summary: A former Wells Fargo loan officer who provided a key affidavit about the company’s questionable home loan practices that was used in several lawsuits against the bank is alleging the bank is now retaliating against her by trying to foreclose on her home. According to the whistleblower, the bank has returned seven of her loan payments and she faced a foreclosure hearing earlier this week.
Summary: This column looks at how the retaliation against high profile whistleblowers deter other health care professionals from coming forward with wrongdoing. The author calls out the fear of reprisal and lack of protections policies that make employees feel less empowered to blow the whistle. These issues have to be addressed for the culture to change.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.