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Tue May 14, 2019, 02:26 PM

Cummings threatens salaries of Trump officials who enforce nondisclosure agreements

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday threatened to withhold the salaries of White House officials who enforce nondisclosure agreements that lack protections for federal whistleblowers.

The move is the latest effort by Cummings to demand documents from a defiant Trump administration by invoking the congressional power of the purse and threatening officials' pay.

Cummings sent a letter to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney renewing a request for documents regarding nondisclosure agreements for White House staff to determine whether they include language verifying protections for whistleblowers providing information to Congress about potential wrongdoing.

"Gag orders without this required language could chill employees from reporting violations of law, waste, fraud, and abuse. As a result, the salaries of officials who enforce such illegal nondisclosure agreements may be withheld, according to federal law," Cummings wrote.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/443616-cummings-threatens-salaries-of-trump-officials-who-enforce-nondisclosure

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Tuesday OP
Wellstone ruled Tuesday #1
gordianot Tuesday #2
PSPS Tuesday #3
manor321 Tuesday #4
samnsara Tuesday #5

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Tue May 14, 2019, 02:30 PM

1. About friggin time.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:30 PM

2. Power of the purse does not mean you whop them in the head but in the pocket.

I have to admit the head would also be very satisfying.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:31 PM

3. The only problem is that the kremlin will gladly pay them off (if they aren't already doing so)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:33 PM

4. He sent another letter? Oh my god.

 

This never ends. They literally just keep sending letters.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:35 PM

5. these guys...cummings...nadler...pelosi...are like the Avengers who retired their uniforms....

......years before. But now they are being summoned. watch out!

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