A former Justice Department lawyer recently pleaded guilty to stealing sealed whistleblower records before he joined a private law firm. He offered to sell them to their targets, but got caught. The case illustrates how precarious whistleblowers can still be despite several recent laws to protect their rights. Liz Hempowicz, director of public policy at the Project on Government Oversight, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about what to expect from present and future whistleblower laws.
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