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Empower Oversight Continues Push for CJIS Records on Alleged Christman Improprieties

WASHINGTON – Empower Oversight is renewing its request for records related to the Criminal Justice Information Services’ Assistant Director Michael Christman who is the subject of multiple complaints by current and former employees. The agency denied Empower Oversight’s original request, citing a Glomar defense, meaning that the agency neither confirms nor denies the existence of

IRS Whistleblowers Seek to Join Biden Lawsuit to Ensure Interests are Represented

WASHINGTON – IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler have taken the significant step with the United States District Court in Washington, D.C. to file a motion to intervene in the Hunter Biden lawsuit against the IRS to ensure their interests are represented in the lawsuit. The whistleblowers filed the motion to intervene so they

Misleading DOJ Filing Exposed in Hunter Biden Tax Evasion Case

WASHINGTON – In a significant turn of events, counsel for IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley have learned that a March 11, 2024, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filing appears to have intentionally misled the public by falsely implying that Shapley, and fellow IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler, were under investigation for misconduct.  The Office of David Weiss,

Empower Oversight Seeks Court Order Unsealing DOJ Filings with Deep Constitutional Ramifications in Page FISA Leak Probe

WASHINGTON – Empower Oversight has filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to unseal documents regarding the Department of Justice’s subpoenas of the personal phone and email records of members of Congress and a dozen or more attorneys for congressional committees, including Empower Oversight’s founder, Jason Foster, while they

Empower Oversight Challenges Adequacy of FBI Records Search in Whitey Bulger Case

WASHINGTON – Empower Oversight is pressing the FBI to go back to the drawing board after what it says was an inadequate search of the FBI’s records in the whistleblower organization’s inquiry about a tip to the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office in the Whitey Bulger case. Empower Oversight received an allegation two years ago

Empower Oversight Obtains VA Red Team Report on Community Care

WASHINGTON – A VA Red Team report obtained by Empower Oversight on the community care options for veterans shows vets’ growing desire to utilize health care out of the VA system. The report, created by health care experts who were convened by the VA to study the community care program, explains why whistleblowers have come

Empower Oversight Obtains NIH Documents on EcoHealth, COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Since 2021, Empower Oversight has been seeking records related to COVID-19 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to shed light on what the NIH knew about the American taxpayer-paid research done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China. NIH resisted transparency and delayed releasing document on the research, the subsequent

Empower Oversight Pushes Back on DOJ Excuses for FOIA Noncompliance

WASHINGTON – Empower Oversight is pushing back on the Department of Justice’s categorical denial of an Empower Freedom of Information Act request relating to the protected disclosures made by FBI whistleblower Marcus Allen. On Feb. 12, 2024, Empower Oversight placed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Justice Department for records about Allen’s request

Confirmed: VA Official’s Comments to Discourage Community Care are Part of Routine Remarks to Employees

WASHINGTON – Empower Oversight has confirmed through additional video that Veterans Affairs (VA) Undersecretary for Health Dr. Shareef Elnahal has made comments at multiple town halls downplaying the opportunities available for veterans to obtain community care, expressly against the wishes of Congress. Empower previously released a two-minute clip of Elnahal’s remarks at an August 31,