Questions tagged [whistleblowers]

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

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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 does the media continue to hide the identity of the Trump-Ukraine whistle blower when they have already been outed?

Setting aside usually polarised US politics, the situation (at least for an outsider like me) looks quite bizarre. The identity of the whistle blower has been common knowledge among anyone who ...
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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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Was the whistle-blower's (12 Aug 2019) complaint deemed credible?

Despite rhetoric to the contrary, did the Inspector General (Michael Atkinson- IGIC) determine that the whistle-blower's complaint appeared credible? This question can be answered factually. The ...
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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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Who did the Trump-Zelinsky phone call whistleblower give his report to?

Right now, American politics is dominated by an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The thing that caused this inquiry was a whistleblower's report about a phone call Trump made with the leader ...
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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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How would the whistleblower remain anonymous if they testified?

Republicans are reportedly looking to bring the whistleblower who kicked off the Ukraine investigation in to testify before the committee. Republicans' witness list is due Saturday morning and one ...
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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 ...
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Do whistleblower reports happen often?

Currently, the whistleblower report is at the center of American politics as the catalyst for the current impeachment inquiry. Has this ever happened before? By this I mean - has there ever been a ...
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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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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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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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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 ...