Yesterday, Senator Chuck Grassley announced that 11 whistleblowers have come forward revealing that FBI managers are now using Loss of Effectiveness orders to retaliate against FBI employees who report wrongdoing in the agency.
“Every time we bring this to the administration’s attention, more whistleblowers come forward,” Grassley said. “These whistleblowers never have the opportunity to make their case. It’s stereotypical treatment of whistleblowers for the executive branch.”
An FBI internal inquiry reportedly agrees that this is a problem. According to whistleblowers, the FBI Office of Integrity and Compliance has drafted a report calling for reform and more transparency in the use of Loss of Effectiveness orders.