House Lawmakers Lieu and Beyer create guide for whistleblowers who wish to break the Trump’s communications blackout on federal agencies.
It was reported in January that the White House had ordered several agencies to halt external communications on social media or with the press. In response to this, two Democratic lawmakers have created a guide for government employees who “wish to break the Administration’s communications blackout on federal agencies.” Or, to put it differently, they’ve made a guide for whistleblowers in the Trump administration.
“We believe the American people have a right to know how their government works,” reads the document, which was prepared by Reps. Ted Lieu and Don Beyer of California and Virginia, respectively. “The Trump administration has strapped a muzzle on federal agencies and attacked legitimate whistleblowers. Should federal employees wish to break that silence, we want this to be a resource for the safe and responsible disclosure of information.”