Fed employee gag order reports prompt reaction

Multiple sources have stated that federal employees at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services have all received instruction from the new administration to limit communications with the public and lawmakers, Reuters reports.

A handful of Democratic lawmakers have called on the White House to lift such orders in a letter, saying the restrictions violate whistleblower rules, the report notes.

However, in a press conference White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the White House had not ordered such directives but are certainly reviewing related policies.

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Tue, Jul 11, 2017 SamG USA

Trump ripped off 7,000+ students who attended his unlicensed and unregistered Trump University and if he can get away with it he will rip off the entire USA if he can get away with silencing federal employees. Look at what he did to FBI Director Comey who was only trying to honestly do his job.

Thu, Jun 29, 2017 SW United States

We serve the People of the United States, which are in turn served by the executive, legislative and judicial branches. We may have forgotten who the bosses REALLY are.

Thu, Jun 29, 2017 SW United States

If violations of health, serious environmental regulations and borderline illegal behavior can be held secret within an agency for the purpose of politics, then we should expect that corrosion will reach more deeply into our society. Rome lasted almost 1000 years; we will be lucky to make 400.

Wed, Feb 1, 2017

Notice how those who agree with Trump use the excuse liberals and state they know how people feel, really are they educated enough to know what everyone thinks? Stop ignorantly generalizing and labeling. Ask what people feel and then debate, unless you are coward I understand then.

Mon, Jan 30, 2017 Sergio CA

To the person who didn't put their name in, I'm no liberal. I definitely do not feel self-entitled. I work check to check. We serve the USA public. We are public servants not administration puppets. I agree with Bob, we need to be careful.

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