Tag: Whistleblower

Trump triumphant as New York Times report reveals ‘whistleblower’ spoke to ‘Shifty Schiff’ before filing complaint

The CIA agent accusing President Donald Trump of a quid pro quo with Ukraine spoke to House intel chief Adam Schiff’s staff before filing his whistleblower complaint, sources say – and Trump believes the collusion goes deeper. The “whistleblower” spoke to a House Intelligence Committee staffer about his concerns, gleaned from secondhand knowledge of a…

House Intelligence Committee releases whistleblower report on Trump-Zelensky call

The whistleblower complaint that led to the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump has been released. In it, the leaker admits he did not actually hear the phone call at the center of the scandal. Released by the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, the complaint details the circumstances surrounding Trump’s July phone call with…

Quebec agriculture minister fired whistleblower who sounded pesticide alarm

GATINEAU, QUE.—Quebec Agriculture Minister Andre Lamontagne is defending a decision to fire a whistle-blowing bureaucrat who went to the media with concerns about pesticide use. While the province has legislation protecting whistleblowers, Lamontagne says there are other factors that led to the dismissal of department agronomist Louis Robert. Radio-Canada reported last year that Robert, a…

Liberals paid $100,000 in 2016 to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

OTTAWA—The federal Liberals paid $ 100,000 in 2016 to Christopher Wylie, the B.C. man who assisted Cambridge Analytica in allegedly exploiting the Facebook data of 50 million North American users. The Liberals confirmed Wednesday that Wylie was contracted for a national and regional data analysis “pilot project” in 2016. The Liberal research office said despite…