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Intel and Defense IGs Reaffirm Commitment to Protecting Whistleblowers During ‘Searing Time’

In the wake of President Trump’s verbal and Twitter threats concerning the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment investigation, key government watchdogs publicly reaffirmed their commitment to protecting whistleblowers even as some of Trump’s supporters in Congress have pushed to unmask the individual, whose identity is protected by law.

In their semi-annual reports to Congress on Monday, the Intelligence Community and Defense Intelligence Agency inspectors general said they are committed to protecting the integrity and safety of whistleblowers.

“The past few months have been a searing time for whistleblowers’ rights and protections. Much has been written and much has been said about whistleblowers recently, some of it accurate and helpful, and some not,” wrote Michael Atkinson, intelligence community inspector general, in his report.

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