Questions tagged [whistleblowers]

For cases where an insider shared information about unethical or illegal actions of an organization.

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Why it is a big deal whether or not Adam Schiff talked to the whistleblower?

I'm wondering why the news media focuses on the problem of whether or not Adam Schiff talked to the whistleblower before filing the complaint or not such as this. I would appreciate it if somebody ...
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Why the use of the term “whistleblower”? [closed]

Strictly in regard to the current events happening in the US involving its president and the Ukrainian call, I'm confused by the use of the term "whistleblower". The context I've been able to infer ...
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What level of disclosure about prior contact is required on whistleblower forms?

The Trump-leaning media (e.g. Fox) is full of stories that the whistleblower did not disclose his initial approach to the House Intelligence Committee. Sources say Michael Atkinson said the ...
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Whistleblowers and statutory protections

The Federalist is reporting that the "whistleblower" in the Ukraine affair "concealed contacts" in their submission about prior contact with Congress. According to Fox News investigative reporter ...
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How does Executive Privilege override the clear provision of statute at 5 U.S.C. App. §8H (c) on Whistle Blower Complaints?

With respect to the testimony of Acting Director of National Intelligence McGuire before the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives on September 26, 2019, that as a ...
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Was the whistleblower in the Ukraine scandal legally required to make his report?

When talking about impeaching Trump, everyone mentions a whistleblower. I am under the impression that this means that who he is is not public information. If he knew such sensitive information, was ...
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Could Snowden (in theory) be pardoned by the US president?

The German Tagesschau writes* that Snowden was not among those pardoned by Obama, contrary to prior speculations. As far as I am aware, pardoning means to reduce a sentence. However, I thought that ...
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Why didn't anyone at Volkswagen blow the whistle?

The egregious cheating on emissions causes me to ask what the differences are between the US and Europe both culturally and legally. Specifically there is no legislation protecting whistle-blowers ...
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Is there any difference between a dissident and a whistleblower?

During the Cold War people who criticized Soviet government, its practices and abuses were called "dissidents" in the West, even if they politically supported Socialism or advocated better application ...
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Are there any whistleblower protection regulations in the EU?

The US seems to have a pretty well established and thorough framework of whistleblower protection laws and regulations. The EU, on the other hand, seems to have absolutely no whistleblower protection ...
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Are there protections in place for NSA whistleblowers, and have they ever been used to protect anyone?

At a press conference, President Obama said: So the fact is, is that Mr. Snowden has been charged with three felonies. If, in fact, he believes that what he did was right, then, like every American ...