Congress OKs expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

Congress OKs expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

That’s good, right? Surely there’s no way this is a bad thing.

Manning served EIGHT YEARS for that stunt, and if that's what you call treason, then Trump is guilty of super mega deluxe treason.

This could be huge. Trump likely can't veto it (passed in the house by 420-0!!! I don't have senate numbers but I assume it meets the 2/3rds requirement to override a presidential veto). That means that - while this is couched as a VA whistleblower law - whistleblowers in other areas of the government could legally be protected from, say, retaliation within the executive branch. It could - theoretically - allow more people to blow the whistle on trump / russia / collusion and give them legal cover for doing so.

Which means this also provides an "out" to the GOP congress. They can claim "we needed the whistleblowers to know how bad it was" and pretend that they've really not been covering for trump this whole time.

Maybe Trump will think they are leakers and veto it! lol

It still wont cover spilling secret/ts information to the press

No, but the EPA suppressing environmental data isn't top secret.

Maybe he'll think they're leakers and get them a hotel room?

When you allow traitors like Bradley Manning go free - What good are the laws anyway? Bradley swore an OATH that many of us take seriously. All he got was a slap on the wrist. Sad