The New York Times headline inspired retired Environmental Protection Agency staffer William Sanjour to write to the editor.
The headline read: “Whistle-Blower Did the Unexpected: She Returned to Work”
“Why are you surprised that a whistle-blower went back to work?” he wrote in a letter posted Wednesday. “I was a whistle-blower at the Environmental Protection Agency and went back to work for 20 years and continued to blow the whistle, as did several of my whistle-blowing colleagues. That’s the law.”
The law he refers to is the Whistleblower Protection Act and Sanjour relied on it as a long-time critic of his own agency.
The Times story he refers to was about Tricia Newbold, a White House security office staffer. This weekend, she told Congressional investigators that senior White House officials overruled security staff and granted clearances to 25 employees.