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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 06:56 PM

Congress Subpoena's DHS official amid accusations of punishing whistleblowers

Source: ABC News



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After allegedly refusing to cooperate with investigators, Congressional leaders are ordering a senior Department of Homeland Security official to answer questions regarding reported retaliation against whistleblowers within the department, according to documents obtained by ABC News.

The subpoena, issued Friday by the House Oversight Committee, directs DHS's Principal Deputy General Counsel Joseph Maher to appear for an interview after allegedly denying their request to comply with the committee's orders to turn over documents and answer questions for nearly two years.

"With most government officials, subpoenas do not even have to be threatened, much less executed," Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) wrote in a letter to Maher, which was obtained by ABC News. "Therefore, your uncooperative posture is a telling and unacceptable outlier."

The committee accuses the Transportation Security Administration, an agency under the DHS umbrella, of withholding and redacting documents in an effort to hide senior-level misconduct from investigators. Investigators believe the agency did so at the direction of Maher's office, according to the subpoena.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/congress-subpoenas-uncooperative-dhs-official-amid-accusations-punishing/story?id=57830844



Trump Administration doesn't care about what is right.

Making all of this - so wrong.

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Phoenix61 Sep 14 #1
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irresistable Sep 15 #3
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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:12 PM

1. If Gowdy is complaining it's got to be bad. nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:45 PM

2. Yup. -DHS ignored Congress for 2 years.

Your right, tough; if Howdy is complaining, it is real bad.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 02:57 AM

3. I don't recall any whistleblowers who were ever honored

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Response to irresistable (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 04:16 AM

4. Dam.Straight.

Truth telling is an unwelcomed career move.

Trust me, I know...

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 07:59 PM

5. We are in times when cops invading and killing is okay

And administrative cabinet appointees can tell Congress to go F....itself; whilst Suprme Court is rigged.

Shheesshh

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