Uptick In Whistleblowers Under Trump, ‘Dozens’ Secretly Working With House Dems

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) conducts a hearing on March 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified about the ongoing... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) conducts a hearing on March 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified about the ongoing preparations for the 2020 Census, and with it, the addition of a citizenship question. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 5, 2019 7:38 a.m.

The House Oversight Committee is currently working with “dozens” of government employees who have flagged rule-breaking throughout the Trump administration, an aide to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) told The Atlantic.

The number of whistleblowers coming to lawmakers has reportedly spiked under President Donald Trump, the first reports of malfeasance coming right after his inauguration. A handful of them work in the White House.

Tricia Newbold, the former White House personnel security office employee, stands out from the pack because most whistleblowers won’t go on the record with their accusations. Newbold brought to light White House advisor Jared Kushner’s initially denied security clearance due to foreign influences and business entanglements.

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