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Sessions’ Memo To DOJ Threatens Whistleblower Rights

Posted in Federal Employee Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers, News, Politics
Sessions' Memo To DOJ Threatens Whistleblower RightsIn a memo dated January 29, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed Department of Justice (DOJ) heads to not communicate with “senators, representatives, congressional committees, or congressional staff” without first consulting with the DOJ Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), a long-time advocate for whistleblower rights, has expressed his concern regarding the legality of the Attorney Sessions’… Continue Reading

Big Win for Whistleblowers in Bipartisan Budget Act

Posted in Legislation, News, Politics, Tax Whistleblowers
Big Win for Whistleblowers in Bipartisan Budget ActCrippling Loopholes in the Tax and Wall Street Whistleblower Reward Laws are Closed WASHINGTON, D.C. | February 9, 2018—The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, approved today by the U.S. Congress, included two key whistleblower-rights amendments initially introduced by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA). These amendments ensure that employees who blow the whistle on criminal tax fraudsters are covered under the IRS… Continue Reading

Renowned Oversight Expert Criticizes Interference with Russia Investigation

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, News, Politics
Renowned Oversight Expert Criticizes Interference with Russia InvestigationIn an op-ed for The Hill, former National Whistleblower Center (NWC) executive director and widely regarded oversight expert Kris Kolesnik takes members of Congress to task for blurring the lines between campaigning and governing. Kolesnik, also a former high-level staffer for Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), states, “people who come to Congress need to understand that, once you get here, you’re… Continue Reading