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Is it time to repeal whistleblower protection laws?

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it would seem we have entered an era where Whistleblowers are no longer to be afforded protections. 
 

numerous laws were enacted from Sarbanes Oxley to Dodd Frank

at the time the public was outraged that insiders knew of corporate or government agency misdeeds, but management did nothing ...but retaliated on the individuals who spoke up 

which appears to be what weve got going on here 

 

my guess is righties support repeal of whistleblower laws?


 

Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA)

In 2012 Congress passed the WPEA into law to strengthen protections for Federal employees who report fraud, waste, and abuse. The WPEA clarifies the scope of protected disclosures and establishes that the disclosure does not lose protection because:

  • the disclosure was made to someone, including a supervisor, who participated in the wrongdoing disclosed; 
  • the wrongdoing being reported has previously been disclosed; 
  • of the employee’s motive for reporting the wrongdoing;
  • the disclosure was made while the employee was off duty; 
  • the disclosure was made during the employee’s normal course of duty, if the employee can show that the personnel action was taken in reprisal for the disclosure; or
  • the amount of time which has passed since the occurrence of the events described in the disclosure.
  • The WPEA protects disclosures that an employee reasonably believes are evidence of censorship related to research, analysis, or technical information that causes, or will cause, a gross government waste or gross mismanagement, an abuse of authority, a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, or any violation of law.  It expands the penalties imposed for violating whistleblower protections and establishes the position of Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman. 
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All need to be repealed.

 

Why?

 

Because the Donald is experiencing negative effects from whistleblowing, it is therefore a bad thing that needs to be done away with.

 

Simple.

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50 mins ago, Markushook said:

Obama did prosecute whistleblowers, didn’t he?

 

Where is Snowden? In hiding, correct? 


It’s one thing to be a whistleblower another to dump volumes of sensitive intel 

 

are you saying they are one in the same?

 

do expand on your thoughts 

 

I’ll get a second cup of coffee 

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Laws-including WB should be standardized and enforced equally without bias for ALL people. If you can afford a higher quality lawyer-so be it-BUT not two sets of rules.

This partisan -anti-USA WB garbage going on right now is exacerbated by i.e. the WB on Epstein being hunted down & fired.

That the WB rules were changed from first hand witness to hearsay JUST prior to the reveal is an outrage.

Selective enforcement-two tier justice-biased rulings & lack of DUE PROCESS are intended to take down our great Republic. 

It's like a socialism/communism PREP exercise.

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Ok, enjoy your coffee. Then move the goalposts back to the original question. 
 
whistleblowers protection. You apparently have different definitions.

 

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"...my guess is righties support repeal of whistleblower laws?"    Partially concur.

 

Seems like the GOP (not necessarily all "righties"), is enabling the President in his effort to usurp the Constitution.   Instead of three separate but equal branches of Government, the trend is toward what the founders tried to avoid:  an all powerful executive.

 

And, the executive "branch" is much more than just "the executive" in charge.   It is the executive that is currently denouncing the so-called "Deep State" and in doing so is undermining the whole system.   And, the President has Barr as his AG and Barr has written that the President IS the executive branch (in so many words)

 

When the party in charge changes, worried there will not be a return to that old system of three separate but equal branches keeping checks and balances on each other.   

 

James Madison would be disappointed...

 

"it is not possible to give to each department an equal power of self-defense. In republican government, the legislative authority necessarily predominates."  Federalists 51. 

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22 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

WB protections MUST be maintained.

 

but there should be consequences for making false claims.

Pretty sure the agencies and people that are charged with investigating Whistle Blower complaints have all agreed that the complaint was "credible".

 

Any suggestion that the original Whistle Blower complaint was "false" would be... False!

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If the whistleblower is in intelligence, there are no protections. 

But no I dont think whistleblower protection laws should be repealed.

I do think intelligence workers should have better protections though

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3 mins ago, KnewBee said:

Pretty sure the agencies and people that are charged with investigating Whistle Blower complaints have all agreed that the complaint was "credible".

 

Any suggestion that the original Whistle Blower complaint was "false" would be... False!

Everything Eric Camarilla complained about was a hearsay lie.

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