Schumer Wants to Protect Whistleblowers Amid Trump Payback

Posted on February 10, 2020 3:33 am
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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the nation’s 74 inspectors general to protect government whistleblowers amid President Donald Trump’s ouster  of key government officials in the impeachment probe.

In a letter Monday to the Defense Department inspector general, Schumer said Army Lt. Col. Alex Vindman has been “viciously attacked” by the Republican president after “bravely stepping forward to tell the truth.”

FILE – Jennifer Williams, special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence and Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, prepare to testify before the House

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