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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

June 1, 2017

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

White House Releases Ethics Waivers After Battle with OGE



White House Ethics Waiver The White House reversed its decision to fight the Office of Government Ethics over the release of government ethics records the day after POGO requested that it should proactively release copies of ethics waivers on public websites.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 30, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Trump Will Not Delay Launch of Retirement-Adviser Fiduciary Rule



Retirement Graphic Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced the Trump administration will not postpone the June implementation of a rule imposing a higher ethical standard on financial advisers. “Respect for the rule of law” compelled Secretary Acosta to allow the rule to start taking effect next week.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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