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Obama's Promise to Protect Whistleblowers Passes Expiration Date

The Sunlight Foundation is wondering what happened to Change.gov, the website created by the Obama transition team in 2008, that has disappeared sometime in the last month. 

The front page of the website linked to the main White House website for years, but now the agenda the Regime laid out, has been removed which is a huge loss to those who liked to go back and  compare the promises made, to Obama's actual performance.

According to the Internet Archive, the last time that content (beyond the splash page) was available was June 8th -- last month. Why the change? Here's one possibility, from the administration's ethics agenda: 

Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance.

 Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process. 

For a Regime that has been aggressively engaging in a "war on whistleblowers", the above promise is a sick, twisted joke, but beleaguered employees from the ATF , State Dept and other government agencies who have been retaliated against, would not find it to be a funny one.

The latest example of whistleblower abuse comes to us via the Department of Energy where officials allegedly instructed their employees not to speak with congressional investigators about an ongoing probe into agency hiring practices - which happens to be against the law.




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