Trump’s attacks having a chilling effect on federal whistleblowers

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A new poll finds that Donald Trump’s harassment of the federal whistleblower whose complaint spurred impeachment proceedings against him is making some federal workers think twice about blowing the whistle themselves.

Mother Jones reports that the poll, conducted by the Government Business Council, found that 34% of federal workers said they were “less likely” to report perceived wrongdoing based on Trump’s attacks and those of his allies. The breakdown included 19% who said they are “much less” likely to report malfeasance and 15% who were “somewhat less” likely to file a report.

On the bright side, another 50% of federal workers said Trump’s intimidation tactics would have no effect on their decision to report wrongdoing. Another 16% said it actually made them more likely to take action.

Trump and his GOP minions have been absolutely insistent that the whistleblower, who is anonymous and has a right to remain so, should be outed and forced to testify. Trump has also suggested that the whistleblower should be executed, comparing that person to a spy during a closed-door event in New York on Sept. 26.

“You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right?” Trump said. “The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”

We also used to handle the presidency a little differently than we do now.

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6 Comments on "Trump’s attacks having a chilling effect on federal whistleblowers"

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

Somewhere down the road he should be charged with witness tampering/ intimidation due to his vile comments. He’s the one that needs to be sleeping with the fishes

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Probably one of the reasons Pelosi had for holding up the articles. Remember what she said after election. I don’t want to impeach him, I want his ass in jail.

DHG
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Quit being pu$$ified and do your jobs.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Another reason for impeachment. Trumps policies toward the Americans learning how he’s abusing his office are legendary and he dam sure he wants them hid in the dark. Way to go for the brave souls that defy the loser.

J.M.
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J.M.

FCK the Impotus Giant POS and all the threats! I want him in a cage ASAP! FCK YOU Impeached Giant POS!!!!

Dick panico
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Dick panico

Nothing but trash!
Trump has been trash all his life , nothing changes that . The only thing that will change
is when those that supported him know that !