President Donald Trump has violated several little-known laws and regulations which specifically require the executive branch to protect whistleblowers in the intelligence community, according to attorneys dedicated to protecting whistleblowers’ legal rights.
The Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto released a timely–and increasingly relevant–explanatory overview of federal whistleblower protections on Wednesday based on the combined legal expertise of the firm’s eponymous partners.
“Federal employee whistleblower and confidentiality rights are frequently misunderstood,” a press release accompanying the release of the FAQ noted. “Some confusion about whistleblower rights to confidentiality has emerged as a media frenzy intensified surrounding the Intelligence Community whistleblower who filed a complaint alleging concerns about President Trump’s conduct in August.”
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