“ ‘Examiners aren’t that good at catching people. The auditors have a knack for missing it. The whistleblowers are the last line of defense,’ Thomas said. ‘And now they’re disincentivizing their most valuable players from coming forward.’
“Over the past two decades, financial industry whistleblowing has gone from being a rogue act of moral rectitude to a formalized industry, …
“incentivizing insiders with the prospect of partaking in the financial penalties that an enforcement action might generate using their information.”

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14 Jan
Beto’s group is urging Americans to demand their senators to expel Cruz and Hawley. Sample script below.

“Call your Senators today at 202-224-3121 and ask them to vote to expel Cruz and Hawley from the U.S. Senate.
“Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, who led the charge with their hatred and fear mongering, should be expelled from the Senate. As Beto said yesterday, to allow their attempt at sedition to go unpunished is to become complicit in it.
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“It led Jason Schmid, a senior Republican staffer on the House Armed Services Committee, to resign in disgust. Politico reported on what Schmid had to say on his way out the door.
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“The Capitol Rioters Weren’t ‘Low Class’: The business owners, real-estate brokers, and service members who rioted acted not out of economic desperation, but out of their belief in their inviolable right to rule.”
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“A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Katko said he looked at the facts of the siege, which began as lawmakers were working to certify the presidential election results.
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“The Trump Presidency has left America a domestic radicalization problem that is going to take years to address. But the role of post-Trump Republicans in this de-radicalization effort is going to be vital, essential.
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