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POLITICO: Little legal recourse for FBI’s McCabe if fired right before retirement

March 16, 2018

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If Attorney General Jeff Sessions carries through on an FBI recommendation to fire former bureau Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on the eve of his planned retirement, a massive legal imbroglio seems inevitable.

However, lawyers say McCabe’s legal options are few because most FBI employees have little legal recourse over attempts to punish them over alleged misconduct.

Government Executive: Whistleblower Advocates Defend Embattled Intelligence Ombudsman

March 07, 2018

This article was originally published on Government Executive.

The intelligence community whistleblower ombudsman threatened with firing last year has received a show of support from two nonprofits long critical of enforcement of disclosure rights in the national security workforce.

Just Security: New Ruling Shows How Few Options There Are for Intelligence Community Whistleblowers

March 05, 2018

This article originally appeared on Just Security.

Last week, a federal judge dismissed a complaint by a CIA whistleblower (and spy), who goes by the pseudonym James Pars. The ruling by Judge Trevor McFadden could affect the willingness of whistleblowers to step forward in the future.

Government Executive: Judge Rejects CIA Whistleblower’s Bid for the Right to Advance His Case Privately

March 02, 2018

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A CIA employee who has been battling his agency over alleged retaliation for his whistleblowing lost a round in court this week, when a judge sided with the CIA in rejecting his bid to establish a private right to action to move his case forward.

WJLA: New concerns whistleblowers in intelligence community may not come forward with concerns

February 06, 2018

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WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- If you apply for a job at the National Security Agency, you’re told their core values are respect for the law, respect for other people, integrity and transparency.

But what if those inside are not adhering to those values?

Atlantic Council: Ukraine: Where Watchdogs Need Safeguards

January 22, 2018

This article originally appeared on the Atlantic Council's Ukraine Alert blog.

It is ironic but fitting that in Ukraine, the agency tasked with protecting whistleblowers has instead fostered so much corruption that its own employees, after speaking out, have become victims of retaliation.

Foreign Policy: Lawmakers Demand Investigation Into Lack of Whistleblower Protections for Spies

January 18, 2018

This article originally appeared in Foreign Policy.

Four U.S. senators who oversee intelligence and national security have called for a review of whistleblower protections for the intelligence community, warning that “these responsibilities are not being uniformly fulfilled.”


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