“Whistleblowers don’t come forward because it polls well; they come forward because, having done their own moral calculus, they simply don’t have a choice.”
Constantine Cannon whistleblower attorneys Leah Judge and Hallie Noecker discuss why President Trump’s attempt to intimidate whistleblowers is failing–and will continue to fail – in Law360 (paywall). Judge and Noecker posit that whistleblowers are cut from a different cloth. They value fairness over loyalty, and their consciences drive them to speak truth to power, even when doing so carries great personal risk. “They literally can’t sleep at night knowing what they know.” While President Trump will continue his anti-whistleblower rhetoric, it will fail to prevent whistleblowers from coming forward.