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NPR: In Trump's First 100 Days, A Resistance Network Digs In

April 26, 2017

Donald Trump won the presidency back in November, but for many liberal organizations, the battle continues. A loose network of lawyers and watchdogs has dug in to scrutinize issues involving the Trump administration's ethics and transparency.

Key topics include: the conflicts between Trump's business interests and his presidential duties; the constitutional questions raised by his foreign profits; and the performance of his appointees, many of whom now run agencies overseeing the industries they themselves came from.

Government Executive: Whistleblower Advocates Bemoan Merit Board’s Lack of Quorum

April 25, 2017

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The persistence of two vacancies on the three-member Merit Systems Protection Board worries whistleblowers and their advocates who are concerned that statutory protections are not being enforced.

Bloomberg BNA: The UBS Whistle-Blower Who Won’t Back Down

April 04, 2017

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Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker turned well-known whistle-blower, isn’t afraid of causing a stir.

Government Executive: Senate Whistleblower Caucus Backs Reappointment of Special Counsel

March 27, 2017

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Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner found her name among 23 Obama-era nominations that President Trump withdrew in late February.

The Washington Post: Trump withdraws reappointment nomination of popular whistleblower advocate

March 22, 2017

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Truth tellers are especially important and potentially vulnerable in an administration afflicted with serial mendacity.

Ottawa Sun: Protection of whistleblowers 'an afterthought' in Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act

March 22, 2017

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Whistleblowers need real protection laws, not paper shields, says a former Foreign Affairs property manager and lawyer who made headlines for exposing billions in excessive luxury expenses in Canadian diplomatic missions around the world.

The Washington Post: Democrats wage uphill battle against bill targeting federal-union representatives

March 09, 2017

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House Democrats were resolute — and loquacious — but were unable to derail the latest Republican move to significantly weaken federal labor unions.

Just Security: Whistleblower Retaliation: A Governmental Accountability and National Security Crisis

March 02, 2017

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The role of an Inspector General (IG) office in a federal agency or department is to root out waste, fraud, and abuse, and where necessary refer criminal conduct to the Justice Department for prosecution. But what happens when the IG itself is corrupt, especially in a national security context where secrecy can be used to conceal malfeasance?

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