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Federal Times: Meadows, Chaffetz want clarification on Trump's agency gag orders

February 03, 2017

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The House Subcommittee on Government Operations’ Feb. 1 hearing was scheduled to focus on the fifth anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. 

But as with everything in Washington these days, the focal point soon shifted to the Trump administration. 

Shadowproof: House Hearing on Whistleblower Protection Highlights Trump’s Illegal Gag Orders

February 03, 2017

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A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing called attention to gag orders issued by President Donald Trump’s administration against federal government employees, which run afoul of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) and other laws.

The Washington Post: Analysis: To resist or not, the federal employees' dilemma

January 31, 2017

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What would you do if you worked for an impetuous blunderbuss who ordered an action of dubious legality?

More precisely, when, if ever, do federal employees have the right to disregard a presidential order or administration policy?

Fox News: Will UN's sudden tweak to whistleblower policy fend off defunding?

January 25, 2017

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has sharply changed course on a policy that critics say would clamp down on U.N. employees who blow the whistle on wrongdoing, and the U.N. is touting the result as reaching the “highest possible standards” of protection for those who expose misdeeds.

The Inquirer: Letters: Snowden deserves pardon

January 18, 2017

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Snowden deserves pardon.

As people who deeply respect the rule of law but once felt it necessary to break the law to reveal serious government wrongdoing, we urge President Obama to pardon former National Security Agency private contractor Edward Snowden.

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