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June 12, 2017

By Jean Carlos Baez Rosario

Watchdog Positions Still Vacant Under Trump Administration



U.S. Capitol Building at night The Trump administration has continued to ignore filling permanent inspectors general positions, with some vacancies lasting over two years.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 8, 2017

By Laura Peterson

More Trump Appointees Get Waived Past Ethics Pledge



White House Ethics Waiver The Office of Government Ethics posted waivers to the ethics pledge for 10 Trump appointees after demanding them from federal agencies.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

June 6, 2017

By Danielle Brian

Considerations for Working with Whistleblowers in a Technological Age



Whistleblower whistle Recent documents released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on how they identified an alleged National Security Agency (NSA) contractor source provide a number of lessons and considerations for sources and journalists who seek to anonymously disclose info

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 2, 2017

By Justin Rood

White House Silence to Lawmakers' Requests Raises Eyebrows, Questions



White House and Capitol Hill Trump reportedly told his agencies to ignore questions from Congressional Democrats. But is he any different from his predecessors?

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 1, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

A Special Counsel Shouldn’t Keep Congress from Investigating



Capitol Building Congressional investigations can bring to light important information that would have been left unaddressed by a criminal investigation.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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