Is it a coincidence that Horowitz explains EXACTLY HOW to whistleblow essentially at the start of August 2019? The guidance form could've been dated in September (when it was uploaded), but it was backdated.
Nobody has explained this that I am aware of - even under oath.
This is a federally produced, nonpartisan webpage.
IG Horowitz is a Federal employee. There are only 215 views of his video as of this moment. There should be many more, if he is explaining how to whistleblow.
I am not a lawyer, and can't speak to the significant differences between whistleblowing for the regular Federal government community and the intelligence community, other than to assume that classified information is the key differentiator.
Part of the website is an instructional section, and part of it is a report intended to reassure whistleblowers and direct them appropriately.
Horowitz 7/30/2019 (this is the same Horowitz whose report we are waiting for, right?): "The idea is, again, to get the word out to the whistleblowing community, to insiders, to come forward, to report to IGs so we can find ways to [inaud.]"
"fraud, abuse and misconduct, if you're retaliated against, then we have authority over you, authority to address it either ourselves or at the Office of Special Counsel."
"We need to hear about it, but also, importantly, to educate the agencies we oversee."
The National Whistleblower Center, where Horowitz spoke, is a non-governmental organization. whistleblowers.org
Horowitz of course is the IG at the DOJ and also the chair of the Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). ignet.gov/content/leader…
I'm literally sitting here in shock.
There is no bigger proof that the Ukraine situation is a partisan witch-hunt than the fact that the ACTUAL interagency source of Federal info on whistleblowing (oversight.gov/whistleblowers) is NEVER EVER MENTIONED!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Federal communication is incredibly important, and incredibly undervalued, and the old ways of handling it are really messed up.
Does anybody see that bad Federal communication almost took us to an impeachment?