80% whistleblower retaliation claims ignored in biased, “Trojan horse” system

80% whistleblower retaliation claims ignored in biased, “Trojan horse” system

The number of whistleblowers being retaliated against is increasing every year as former federal workers warn its almost impossible to raise grievances through official avenues within the government, a new report reveals.

Among the employees and contractors working for the United States military and the American intelligence community, more than 8,700 have filed claims since 2001 in which they allege having faced reprisal for raising objections about supposed instances of waste, fraud or abuse,McClatchyreported on Tuesday.

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