Author Archive for Linda Lewis

Trump’s Space Force rejects whistleblower protections

President Trump’s proposal for a Space Force to assure US military dominance in space has come under fire for its proposed personnel system, an alleged “merit-based” system that would give fired employees no right of appeal or external review.  The Federal…

Chelsea Manning jailed “in defense of a free press”

Chelsea Manning, the Army whistleblower, is again in jail less than two years after her release from prison on a grant of clemency from President Obama. US District Court judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to be taken into custody for after she…

Office of Special Counsel’s mission at risk, GAO reports

An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found serious problems at the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), the federal agency responsible for investigating whistleblower disclosures and retaliation complaints. Requested by members of Congress for the fiscal years (FY) 2011-2016, the investigation…

Nugent tells more in “The Keepers”

Journalist Tom Nugent, author of our headlined story, “‘Sister Cathy’ murder cold case warms up,” appears as himself in the Netflix documentary series, “The Keepers.” Over seven gripping episodes, the story of murder and alleged child sexual abuse unfolds with…

Regulator ignored 700 Wells Fargo whistleblower complaints

History shows that federal agencies are prone to be dismissive of whistleblower complaints. Nevertheless, it’s shocking to read that the Comptroller of the Currency, the federal banking regulator, failed to investigate 700 whistleblower complaints about fraudulent Wells Fargo practices, an…

Chelsea Manning freed from prison

Chelsea Manning left Ft. Leavenworth prison today at 2 a.m. Central Time. She had served seven years of an extreme 35-year sentence for whistleblowing, a sentence President Obama commuted just before leaving office. In prison, the Army private, formerly known as Bradley Manning,…

Child health whistleblower Vikki Mata appeals for donations

Oregon whistleblower Vikki Mata is requesting donations to cover the cost ($6,000) of court transcripts. She must order the transcripts by February 6 in order to appeal a ruling in her case that barred favorable expert testimony.