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  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Tells All On Intimidation And Coercion Tactics Employed To Silence Him

    11/18/2016 12:05:55 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 17, 2016 7:20 PM | by Tyler Durden
    2016 has not been too kind to Elizabeth Holmes, the Steve-Jobs wannabe in charge of fraudulent Theranos. She has thus far been banned for 2 years from operating labs, removed from hosting fundraisers for Hillary and lost her entire net worth. And now, the Wall Street Journal has published the "tell-all" story of the whistle-blower, 26 year old Tyler Shultz, who brought the the whole Theranos farce crashing down. It's a sordid tale complete with all the expected twists and turns of a Jason Bourne thriller including intimidation, coercion and private detectives. Tyler Shultz is the grandson of George Shultz,...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family

    11/16/2016 6:06:29 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16 2016 | By John Carreyrou
    After working at Theranos Inc. for eight months, Tyler Shultz decided he had seen enough. On April 11, 2014, he emailed company founder Elizabeth Holmes to complain that Theranos had doctored research and ignored failed quality-control checks. The reply was withering. Ms. Holmes forwarded the email to Theranos President Sunny Balwani, who belittled Mr. Shultz’s grasp of basic mathematics and his knowledge of laboratory science, and then took a swipe at his relationship with George Shultz, the former secretary of state and a Theranos director. “The only reason I have taken so much time away from work to address this...
  • Chelsea Manning wants reduced sentence for leaking classified info (from Obama)

    11/14/2016 6:12:22 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | // | unknown
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/14/chelsea-manning-wants-reduced-sentence-for-leaking-classified-info.html Chelsea Manning isn't going to wait and see whether WikiLeaks tries to call in a favor when Donald Trump becomes president. She has asked President Obama to reduce her sentence for leaking classified files from 35 years to the more than six she has already spent behind bars, reports the New York Times, which notes that Manning has already spent more time in prison than any other convicted leaker in U.S. history.
  • VANITY: Assange and Snowden

    11/09/2016 9:49:51 AM PST · by Third Person · 16 replies
    FR ^ | November 9th, 2016 | Third Person
    A new morning for all who love freedom. An epic victory for Donald Trump and America. Trump needs to do his best to help free Assange and bring Snowden home. Honest and open government for all!
  • BREAKING BOMBSHELL: NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails

    11/02/2016 9:04:58 AM PDT · by T123 · 438 replies
    New York Police Department detectives and prosecutors working an alleged underage sexting case against former Congressman Anthony Weiner have turned over a newly-found laptop he shared with wife Huma Abedin to the FBI with enough evidence “to put Hillary (Clinton) and her crew away for life,” NYPD sources told True Pundit. NYPD sources said Clinton’s “crew” also included several unnamed yet implicated members of Congress in addition to her aides and insiders
  • Podesta email on twitter about dealing with leakers

    10/30/2016 4:55:39 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 12 replies
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  • BREAKING: The Founder of WikiLeaks is DEAD! [VIDEO]

    10/24/2016 2:48:02 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 43 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 10-24-2016 | Kosar
    Sadly, while Julian Assange is held up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London without internet, we have learned tragic news. The founder and director of WikiLeaks, Gavin Macfadyen, has died. At age 76, he was the the director of Wikileaks and also the founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. As RT reports, He was a mentor and friend to famous whistleblower and co-founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange, as well as the director of the publication. Paying tribute to their head, WikiLeaks published a post on the group’s Twitter account saying MacFadyen "now takes his fists and his fight to...
  • Wikileaks: Julian Assange's internet access 'cut'

    10/17/2016 8:49:05 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17 October 2016
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37680411
  • Julian Assange may be Dead or Captured

    10/16/2016 8:14:22 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 57 replies
    Fury News ^ | 10/16/ | Prissy
    It’s being widely reported that Julian Assange of Wikileaks is dead. While early reports of his death were debunked as false, shortly thereafter, the Wikileaks’ official Twitter account released a series of very mysterious and cryptic tweets, which according to cyber experts, is a “kill switch.” You'll have to follow the link to read the rest.
  • Julian Assange “Likely to be Imprisoned or DEAD in the Next 12 Hours

    10/16/2016 6:55:09 PM PDT · by MNDude · 141 replies
    According to an unnamed intelligence officer, Ecuador has caved to pressure from the Clintons and is extraditing Julian Assange. “Assange will likely be imprisoned or dead in the next 12 hours,” revealed the source. “If they get me for sharing this, at least I died a patriot.” Assange has apparently threatened to kill himself if he is removed from the embassy. Read more: https://ihavethetruth.com/2016/10/16/new-leak-julian-assange-likely-to-be-imprisoned-or-dead-in-the-next-12-hours/#ixzz4NIsH2BzA
  • WikiLeaks changes venue for "October surprise" announcement

    10/03/2016 6:45:51 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 03, 2016 | Julia Boccagno
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will no longer deliver the highly-anticipated “October surprise” announcement from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London because of “security concerns,” NBC News’ Jesse Rodriguez first reported. Instead, the 45-year-old whistleblower may unveil the details of the political revelation--which he hinted could prove “devastating” to the Clinton campaign-- during a video press conference from Berlin Tuesday morning. Before the venue change, Trump surrogate Roger Stone tweeted on Sunday that Hillary Clinton would be “done” on Wednesday following the disclosure of the WikiLeak findings.
  • California Passes Planned Parenthood-Backed Bill Criminalizing Health Care Sting Videos

    09/03/2016 6:06:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 12:49 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    The California Legislature passed a controversial bill Wednesday which creates a new crime by criminalizing the distribution of secret recordings of confidential communication with a health care provider. The bill defines confidential communication as “any communication carried on in circumstances that reasonably indicate that any party to the communication desires it to be confined to the parties thereto.” It is already illegal in California to make recordings without the consent of all parties. The bill was strongly advocated by Planned Parenthood following a series of undercover videos released last summer by the Center for Medical Progress, which claimed that the...
  • 10 Orwellian Moments Found In The Newly Leaked Private NSA Newsletters

    08/17/2016 7:25:00 PM PDT · by dtroxx · 11 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8-17-16 | Reality of Sense
    he Intercept recently began releasing batches of top secret internal newsletters from the most important division of the NSA, the Signals Intelligence Directorate, or SIGINT. This is basically the spy division. The internal newsletter, SIDtoday, was never meant to be read by anyone outside of the agency, but it trickled out with the Snowden leak and has been waiting for proper publication. The Intercept will release nine years worth
  • SNOWDEN: EXPOSURE OF ALLEGED NSA TOOLS MAY BE WARNING TO US

    08/16/2016 6:03:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | RAPHAEL SATTER
    PARIS (AP) -- The exposure of malicious software purportedly linked to the National Security Agency is likely a message from Moscow, former intelligence worker Edward Snowden said Tuesday, adding a layer of intrigue to a leak that has set the information security world abuzz. Technical experts have spent the past day or so picking apart a suite of tools allegedly stolen from the Equation Group , a powerful squad of hackers which some have tied to the NSA. The tools materialized as part of an internet electronic auction set up by a group calling itself "Shadow Brokers," which has promised...
  • Orwellian CA Bill: Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

    08/16/2016 9:59:41 AM PDT · by dtroxx · 17 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8/16/2016 | Reality of Sense
    Planned Parenthood wielding new hammer against free speech. This one is big. It adds to California’s growing reputation as Police State Central. First we had SB 277, which forced vaccinations on school children. Now we have Assembly Bill 1671, which would make it a crime for journalists to post and report on certain undercover videos, even though they didn’t make the videos. That’s right. In California, such videos are already illegal, because they don’t have permission of all parties to be recorded. But if Bill 1671 passes, reporters who are sent those videos, or find them, couldn’t post them and...
  • George Soros hacked, documents posted online

    08/14/2016 12:45:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    israelnatitionnews.com ^ | 8/14/16 | Rachel Kaplan
    There's a new hacker on the scene: DCLeaks.com, purportedly fronted by the same Russian hackers who breached the email server of the Democratic National Convention, has posted information on leading American personalities, including American billionaire George Soros. Soros, whose net worth stands at $23 billion according to a Forbes estimate, primarily uses his fortune for world activism. That includes funding pro-BDS organizations such as Mada al-Carmel: Arab Center for Applied Social Research, Adala, the NIF, Women Against Violence, the Mossawa Center, and Molad, which works to raise public support against settlements in Judea and Samaria. DCLeaks posted reports and strategies...
  • Actor James Woods What is the Vegas line on Julian Assange actually staying alive

    08/08/2016 4:37:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    BPR ^ | 08/07/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    After the damage that Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks has done to Hillary Clinton and her campaign, actor James Woods has a burning question he posed to his followers on social media Saturday night.   James Woods Verified account ‏@RealJamesWoods What's the Vegas line on #JulianAssange actually staying alive until the election? Although Assange refuted claims that he was personally going after the former secretary of state and is merely seeking the truth, the effect is all the same, putting the Clinton camp in a constant state of damage control.    
  • Official who oversees whistleblower complaints files one of his own

    07/28/2016 10:00:38 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 8 replies
    McclatchyDC ^ | 7/26 | taylor
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration’s top official overseeing how intelligence agencies handle whistleblower retaliation claims has lodged his own complaint, alleging he was punished for disclosing “public corruption.” Daniel Meyer, who previously oversaw the Defense Department’s decisions on whistleblowing cases, also says he was targeted for being gay, according to records obtained by McClatchy.
  • WikiLeaks founder says his next leak will virtually guarantee an indictment of Hillary [tr]

    07/22/2016 10:20:51 PM PDT · by proust · 170 replies
    Silence is Consent ^ | July 22 2016 | Steve Boss
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his next leak will virtually guarantee an indictment of Hillary Clinton. In a recent interview with ITV, Assange said the whistleblowing website will soon be leaking documents that will provide “enough evidence” for the Department of Justice to indict the presumptive Democratic nominee. WikiLeaks has already published 30,322 emails from Clinton’s private email server, spanning from June 30, 2010 to August 12, 2014. While Assange didn’t specify what exactly was in the emails, he did tell ITV that WikiLeaks had “accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton, which could proceed to an indictment.”
  • How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers

    05/22/2016 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/22/16 | Mark Hertsgaard
    By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, collecting the phone calls and emails of virtually everyone on Earth who used a mobile phone or the internet. When this newspaper began publishing the NSA documents in June 2013, it ignited a fierce political debate that continues to this day – about government surveillance, but also about the morality, legality and civic value of whistleblowing. Sign up to the long read email Read more But if you want to...
  • New EU law may criminalize whistleblowers

    04/15/2016 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 14.04.2016 | Ben Knight
    The European Union is sending mixed signals on business transparency. On Tuesday, the European Commission responded to the Panama Papers disclosures by unveiling new legislation that would force more tax transparency on major companies in member states. But on Thursday, the European Parliament voted in favor of a new measure that critics say could prevent such leaks in the future. Campaigners say the new Trade Secrets Protection Act — aimed at protecting multinationals from corporate spying — will effectively criminalize whistleblowers and make it less likely that revelations like the Panama Papers and the Volkswagen scandal will ever see the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Lawmaker warns DHS not to punish whistleblowers for San Bernardino disclosure

    03/18/2016 1:09:41 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18, 2016 | By Malia Zimmerman
    A key lawmaker who exposed a troubling federal turf battle in the immediate aftermath of December’s San Bernardino terror attack charged Wednesday that government officials are following a familiar pattern by hunting down the whistleblowers behind the disclosure. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., said he learned his sources are being sought by Immigration and Customs Enforcement immediately following a dramatic hearing Tuesday in which ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials acknowledged the disturbing incident on Dec. 3, one day after a terrorist couple gunned down 14 at a county office party. “I am concerned that ICE is attempting to...
  • Senate Committee Demands DHS Produce Whistle-Blower Smear Documents

    03/17/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 6 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/17/2016 | Evan Gahr
    In a letter released Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson  60% (R-WI) asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for all documents and communications regarding the dismissal of ICE whistle-blower Taylor Johnson and his underlings’ secretive effort to discredit her to reporters. Confused by all these Johnsons? It’s hard not to be. The story also features a cameo by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  2% (D-NV). In 2013, Johnson, a decorated agent, was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation and placed on desk duty. The single mother of four was ousted right after Reid’s office...
  • Here's What You Need to Know About The Ridiculous Indictment of The Planned Parenthood

    01/26/2016 11:42:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 1/26/16 | Ben Shapiro
    Last year, two journalists set up a complex and high-level sting against top Planned Parenthood executives; they took undercover video of their meetings with those executives. The videos stunned Americans with their graphic depictions of baby body parts and executives laughing and joking about sale of those baby body parts to research facilities. Now a Harris County grand jury has indicted the real lawbreakers: the journalists. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of California were charged by the grand jury with tampering with a governmental record, which could carry a sentence of 20 years in prison, as well as a misdemeanor...
  • Admiral punished suspected whistleblowers, is still poised for promotion

    10/21/2015 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 21, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy is poised to promote the admiral in charge of its elite SEAL teams and other commando units even though Pentagon investigators determined that he illegally retaliated against staff members whom he mistakenly suspected were whistleblowers. Rear Adm. Brian Losey was investigated five times by the Defense Department's inspector general after subordinates complained that he had wrongly fired, demoted or punished them during a vengeful but fruitless hunt for the person who had anonymously reported him for a minor travel-policy infraction, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. After conducting separate, years-long investigations that involved more than 100...
  • Whistleblowers claim Obama White House uses ‘doctored’ intel reports

    09/27/2015 5:11:02 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/15 | Jim Kouri
    Some of those career intelligence operatives who complained were bullied and forced to take early retirement, or the younger analysts just quit Some of the U.S. intelligence community’s top analysts reportedly informed the Pentagon watchdog that their reports have been systematically edited to backup President Barack Obama’s—and his national security team’s—assertions that the war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as more successful than it actually is, according to news reports from outlets such as The Hill. This revelation is being touted as the very first time that so many intelligence analysts have complained to the Pentagon’s...
  • EU accused of ‘intimidating’ whistleblowers

    08/13/2015 12:20:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 13 Aug 2015 09:12 | Andrew Rettman
    Transparency International, a leading NGO, has accused EU law chiefs in Kosovo of “intimidation” of potential whistleblowers. It spoke out on Tuesday (12 August) on the case of Maria Bamieh, a British prosecutor, who used to work for EULEX, the EU’s rule of law mission in Kosovo—the biggest and most expensive EU operation of its kind. Bamieh, last year, lost her job amid a swirl of corruption allegations against EULEX. She then hired a UK law firm, Bindmans LLP, to hit back at the EU mission at the London Central Employment Tribunal, which is to hold its third hearing on...
  • A tragic end for a John Doe whistleblower

    07/28/2015 8:11:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-27-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Michael Lutz, the highly decorated former Milwaukee cop and John Doe whistleblower, fatally shot himself early Sunday morning just inside the Milwaukee County line. Multiple sources tell Wisconsin Watchdog that Lutz lived an agonized life in the years after he was shot while on the job in 2005. Things got worse, those sources say, after he went public about Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s “hyper-partisan” pursuit of Republican Gov. Scott Walker. “I know Mike, and the worst thing he could have imagined was being in a mug shot, in an orange jumpsuit on a perp walk,”...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Committee Knows Of Hillary Email Server Whistleblower

    06/03/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-3-15 | Chuck Ross
    Link only. This website is causing fits to my computer, but the article is worth reading. I hope somebody else can copy and paste the content.
  • State Department Whistleblower HAMMERS Corrupt Officials on website created by supporters

    05/29/2015 3:41:44 PM PDT · by homicide_investigator · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05-29-2015 | Chuck Ross
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - State Department Employee Sets Up Web Site SLAMMING Agency Leadership Posted By Chuck Ross On 10:44 AM 05/29/2015 In | No Comments Tweet A 17-year veteran of the State Department is taking aim at agency leadership, past and present, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with a new website that alleges a culture of corruption at Foggy Bottom replete with misconduct and criminal cover-up. Richard Higbie has been locked in various legal battles with the State Department since he joined the agency’s Diplomatic Security Service in 1998. In 2001, he filed a...
  • Massive NSA Blackmail Potential

    03/11/2015 12:42:53 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 15 replies
    Police State USA ^ | April, 27, 2014
    (Given the technological ability of unelected agencies to spy on everyone and create meticulous non-erasable dossiers ftom cradle to grave, our system of governance becomes riddled with blackmail to such a degree that the system can not ever self-correct. The democratic process spirals into unworkability and inevitable tyranny. What if, instead, blind computers replaced the human element in governance with the Constitution as the master O/S?) NSA whistleblower Russ Tice (Source: C-SPAN) With the astonishing number of ways the NSA can spy on Americans, one must consider the ways this trove of information could be used in the wrong hands...
  • Former State Dept. Official: Details of Maxwell’s Benghazi Document Story ‘Ring True’

    09/21/2014 6:16:39 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 19 replies
    http://dailysignal.com/ ^ | Sept 19, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A State Department whistleblower has come forward to say the details of a former colleague’s account of the sifting of Benghazi-related documents to identify damaging material “ring true.” The Daily Signal reported Monday on Raymond Maxwell, a former deputy assistant secretary at the State Department who says he observed an unusual after-hours session in a basement operations room of the agency’s headquarters in Washington in October 2012. Maxwell said a State Department office director told him those present were ordered to separate out any documents related to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on Americans in Benghazi that could prove...
  • Would You Trust A Doctor Who Got Kickbacks To Prescribe Your Drugs?

    01/20/2015 8:47:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/20/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    I’m thinking, “Maybe not.” Yet, this sort of unethical practice goes on all the time. According to physician/activist Roy Poses, MD, there were at least four significant settlements of such cases during the last half of 2014 alone. And, by January 9th of our new year, another high profile case has already been settled. Officially, it is known as U.S. ex rel. Fragoules v. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Civil Action No. 10-10420 (D. Mass.). In accordance with the disposition of the case, the US subsidiary of Japanese pharmaceutical firm Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. will pay $39 million to the US federal...
  • Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 10x the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents Combined

    10/18/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Ben Swann ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Rachel Blevins
    James Risen, an Investigative Journalist, and veteran New York Times Reporter, is now another name on the list of Journalists being prosecuted by the Obama Administration. Risen, whose reporting on warrantless wiretapping was published in 2006, is now facing jail time for the same material that earned him a Pulitzer Prize. According to Democracy Now, Risen’s original story was supposed to be published in the New York Times prior to the Presidential election in 2004. However, the report was not published until 2006, because Risen was under “government pressure,” due to the fact that his article could have had an...
  • VA whistleblowers win settlements in retaliation cases

    09/29/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Post, ^ | 9/29/14 | Josh Hicks & David A. Fahrenthold
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached settlements with three whistleblowers who helped expose wrongdoing at the Phoenix VA hospital, where details of a nationwide record-keeping scandal emerged this year. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, a small federal agency that investigates whistleblower complaints, announced the settlements on Monday. At least two of the agreements involve promotions, signaling that the agency wants to reward employees who report bad practices. Each of the employees said they were retaliated against for their efforts to report problems. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said in a statement on
  • Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with JW

    09/17/2014 11:52:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 17, 2014
    Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the aftermath of a disturbing story confirming that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. Sources tell JW that Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents El Paso in the U.S. House of Representatives, telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW. On August 29 JW...
  • Obama signs intelligence bill into law

    07/07/2014 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2014 3:10 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelligence community and expands protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers against retaliation. […] The legislation would encourage whistleblowers to voice concerns through channels rather than through unauthorized and potentially damaging leaks, supporters said. The new law, however, does not provide protections to intelligence agency contractors, such as National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. …
  • Price of coming forward: 37 VA whistle-blowers claim retaliation

    06/06/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Dozens of Veterans Affairs workers who have come forward with stories of mismanagement and patient abuse say they have faced retaliation within the scandal-scarred agency, according to federal investigators. In one case, a VA employee with a spotless record over two decades was suspended after reporting patients had been inappropriately restrained, according to one of 37 such complaints filed with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). In another case, an employee claimed to have been demoted after disclosing alleged mishandling of patient care funds. The employee was temporarily reassigned and an investigation is still ongoing, OSC officials said. The...
  • EU lawmakers smooth way for class actions against cartels

    04/19/2014 1:17:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18pm BST | Foo Yun Chee
    European lawmakers on Thursday eased the way for cartel victims to claim compensation from companies under new rules that also shield price-fixing whistleblowers from being the main target of million-euro lawsuits. The green light from the European Parliament came nine years after the European Commission broached the idea, seeing it as an additional tool, on top of fines, to deter companies from breaking antitrust laws. According to the Commission, only one in four cartels and antitrust infringements faced damages claims in the last seven years. Its 2010 estimate put the cost of unrecovered damages of infringements at over €20 billion...
  • IRS Goes After Obamacare Whistleblowers: An Interview with C. Steven Tucker

    12/09/2013 1:19:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2013 | Arlen Williams
    ".................When we had some Q and A a few days ago, you were about to be visited by a representative of the IRS, on Friday, December 6th. Who asked for that meeting? Did the IRS say what they wanted to meet about, before it occurred?Yes, Treasury Inspector General Robert Williams made an unannounced visit to my old office in Palatine on December 4th, 2013. I was not there so he called my cell phone at 4 p.m. that same day. I answered and he stated that 'I stopped by your office and you were not there, we noted your story...
  • Sacrebleu! ATF threatens French-style firing squad for agents who leak secrets

    10/16/2013 6:10:53 AM PDT · by kimtom · 17 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Kellan Howell
    After months of anguished debate over mass shootings, gun control and Second Amendment rights, the Justice Department finds itself on the defensive after a training manual surfaced that suggests federal agents could face a firing squad for leaking government secrets. The online manual for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — complete with a photo of a turn-of-the-century firing squad — was obtained by The Washington Times from a concerned federal law enforcement official, and it immediately drew protests from watchdogs who said it showed a lack of sensitivity to gun violence and the continuing hostile environment toward...
  • Lavabit's Ladar Levison: 'If You Knew What I Know About Email, You Might Not Use It'

    08/10/2013 1:25:46 PM PDT · by NCjim · 79 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 9, 2013 | Kashmir Hill
    Ladar Levison, 32, has spent ten years building encrypted email service Lavabit, attracting over 410,000 users. When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was revealed to be one of those users in July, Dallas-based Lavabit got a surge of new customers: $12,000 worth of paid subscribers, triple his usual monthly sign-up. On Thursday, though, Levison pulled the plug on his company, posting a cryptic message about a government investigation that would force him to “become complicit in crimes against the American people” were he to stay in business. Many people have speculated that the investigation concerned the government trying to get access...
  • Sen. Feinstein During 'Shield' Law Debate: 'Real' Journalists Draw Salaries

    08/10/2013 12:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | August 8, 2013 | Tim Cushing
    Legislators are still trying to put together a national "shield" law for journalists (this is the third such effort at a national level) and, as usual, are bogged down in a semantic debate about who should qualify for these protections. Despite "freedom of the press" being hardwired into the system and the fact that a government effort to protect journalists from its own actions (seeking to identify whistleblowers and sources in order to punish them or shut them up) lies somewhere between "ironic" and "disingenuous," the pursuit of a credible "shield" law continues. The bill's definition of "journalist" seems straightforward...
  • An Open Letter to The Hidden Benghazi Survivors

    08/05/2013 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 5 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | August 5, 2013 | by Catherine
    One of you must be willing to come forward to start a sequence of events that will put this current administration out of the business of ruining our country – your country. It IS a business to them.