The complaint alleges Pack wanted to force out the complainants because they were part of the “Deep State” and had “played a role in the delay” Pack’s confirmation to his position at the USAGM.
The complaint alleges Pack ordered a close aide to conduct research on the voting history of agency employees, including one of the complainants, Matthew Walsh, the deputy director for operations who was placed on administrative leave. The research “was to be utilized in evaluation of career civil servants’ abilities to carry out the duties of their positions,” the complaint states.
The complaint also alleges that Grant Turner, the chief financial officer placed on leave in August, started disclosing to the State inspector general concerns that Pack and Morvared Namdarkhan, the agency’s acting vice president for legal, were pressuring his office to withhold already appropriated funding from the agency’s Office of Cuba Broadcasting in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act.
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Six senior Trump administration officials filed a whistleblower complaint with the State Department’s inspector general over allegations that Michael Pack, CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), violated f…