The Daily Caller just published another story showing how VA continues to stick it to whistleblowers by attacking their credibility, but this one went too far. A veteran social worker at VA received a scary visit from FBI agency inquiring in her memes she posted on twitter about her whistleblower experience. Rather than the FBI investigating her allegations, they turned … [Read more...] about VA Whistleblower Locked-Up Over Matrix Memes, FBI Denies 1st Amendment
Peter O’Rourke, the former Trump-campaign staffer who became the acting VA secretary after ousting David Shulkin is set to leave the agency as soon as this week. O’Rourke enjoyed a highly contentious relationship with the agency’s Inspector General and Congress while running the agency for a few months earlier this year. He was reported by House Democrats for perjury … [Read more...] about Wall Street Journal: Peter O’Rourke Soon To Eject From Veterans Affairs
The Department of Justice just settlement a massive qui tam lawsuit against one cancer drug company repackaged oncology drugs that were non-sterile and contaminated with bacteria and other particles. Under the False Claims Act, also called Lincoln's Law, a whistleblower can bring a claim against an employer defrauding the government by overbilling or through some other … [Read more...] about Drug Company Settles Qui Tam For Over $600 Million Over Cancer Treatment
A GAO report published yesterday blew apart VA assertions of fairness by showing VA whistleblowers are ten times more likely to be punished than peers who say nothing. The report also revealed senior VA managers are -> sometimes <- not held accountable for substantiated misconduct and that sometimes those same managers are allowed to investigate themselves. Let me … [Read more...] about GAO Report: VA Whistleblowers 10 Times More Likely To Be Punished
Quite a few friends of mine were disappointed when writing back to me yesterday while they watched acting Secretary Peter O’Rourke smash softball after softball. I watched it. And yes, there were quite a few softballs. And, O’Rourke is adept at hitting those softballs pretty far. But the questions were not all softballs. In particular, I would direct your attention to the … [Read more...] about Accountability Hearing: How Far Can Peter O’Rourke Hit Softballs?