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Pelosi concerned about Trump’s whistleblower ‘spy’ comments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi voiced concern on Friday over President Donald Trump’s comments that suggested retaliation against people who helped an intelligence whistleblower whose complaint about Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s leader is at the center of the House impeachment probe.

Whistleblower complaint takeaways: More than a phone call

The phone call is just a start. A whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with the new president of Ukraine lays out concerns about multiple actions taken by the Trump White House and its allies that suggest the president was using his office “to solicit interference from a foreign country” to boost his reelection prospects.

Whistleblower: White House tried to withhold call details

The whistleblower at the center of Congress’ impeachment inquiry alleges that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office to “solicit interference from a foreign country” in next year’s U.S. election. The White House then tried to “lock down” the information to cover it up, the official’s complaint says.

Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden’s son

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump.

Administration blocks ‘urgent’ whistleblower disclosure

The director of national intelligence is refusing to turn over to Congress an urgent whistleblower complaint that reportedly concerns President Donald Trump making an unspecified promise to a foreign leader, says chairman of House intelligence committee

Spain: HSBC whistleblower released pending extradition case

Spanish authorities temporarily released a whistleblower in a major banking tax evasion scandal Thursday while a judge decides whether to extradite him to Switzerland, where he faces a 5-year prison sentence for economic espionage.

Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, not more broadly.

Otter tabs Melinda Smyser as new state labor chief

Melinda Smyser, current regional director for U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and a former state senator from Parma, was named director of the Idaho Department of Labor on Friday by Gov. Butch Otter. Smyser, whose appointment is subject to confirmation by the state Senate, will start in the post on Oct. 23.

Jury awards ISP crash investigator $1.5M-plus in whistleblower case

An Ada County jury has awarded $1.5 million in damages plus $30,500 in lost wages to an Idaho State Police officer whose career advancement was derailed and who was assigned to night and weekend patrols after he testified in court that a Payette County sheriff’s...