Penalized pro-Trump Defense Dept. worker wins key Pentagon concession
The Pentagon has decided to disclose a piece of evidence it withheld from Trump-supporting analyst Adam Lovinger, who alleges his security clearance was revoked as retaliation for whistle-blowing.
The Pentagon originally said the evidence, an anti-Lovinger internal memo, was off limits. It turned over three blank pages to his attorney, who protested. The Pentagon relented Oct. 1 by providing the full document.
The memo could play a pivotal role in Mr. Lovinger’s appeal. It was written by Barbara Westgate, who directs the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS).
The memo was listed as evidence by the Pentagon’s Consolidated Adjudication Facility (CAF), which she oversees and which decided to yank Mr. Lovinger’s clearance. He was suspended without pay after a decade of Defense Department assignments.