For Immediate Release
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020, (202) 421-6858; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
Bush Administration Purging Whistleblowers?
WASHINGTON - The Washington Post on Tuesday published a piece titled "Administration Moves to Protect Key Appointees: Political Positions Shifted to Career Civil Service Job."
Parallel to this process, some whistleblowers and government workers are apparently being forced out.
Coleman-Adebayo is a senior policy analyst and whistleblower at the EPA. She has recently received a notice of proposed removal. Congressman Chris Van Hollen has written a letter to EPA administrator Stephen Johnson, stating: "Given that Dr. Coleman-Adebayo has several complaints currently pending against the EPA ... I urge you to reconsider the Notice of Proposed Removal ..." Coleman-Adebayo is president of the No Fear Institute. She said today: "[The Bush administration is] embedding their foot soldiers inside the government in order to sabotage any Obama initiatives while at the same time terminating federal employees who they assume would be supportive of the new administration." Coleman-Adebayo is in contact with many other current and former government whistleblowers.
For background and a list of other whistleblowers and others apparently being forced out, see afterdowningstreet.org