Twitter Whistleblower: Engineers Have Access to Personal User Data, Can 'Tweet as Anybody'

Today in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, Twitter whistleblower and former head of security for Twitter, who revealed that over 4,000 Twitter engineers have access to user data, including geolocation data, that could be used to dox users. 

Mr. Zatko also revealed that Twitter engineers have the ability to “tweet as anybody” and may have done so. 

"That is a significant concern, 4,000 people with the ability to dox individual...

Hawley Blasts Visa, MasterCard, AmEx for Plans to Track Gun Purchases

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the chief executive officers of Visa, MasterCard, and American Express calling on them to reverse their decision to separately categorize gun-related purchases from other retail transactions, allowing firearm purchases to be more easily tracked. 

"Whether this infringement is by the federal government or powerful corporations seeking to ostracize citizens for exercising their rights, I will oppose all attempts to undermine the Second...

Whistleblower Allegations Lead Pentagon Watchdog to Open Review into Biden Administration Afghan Vetting Failures

Responding to a letter from U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced they will review whistleblower allegations that the Biden Administration failed to properly vet hundreds of Afghan evacuees who have entered the United States, despite appearing on a DoD watchlist that includes known suspected terrorists.

DoD OIG also announced they will review allegations that DoD and National Security Council...

Senator Hawley Demands Answers from DEA on Rainbow Fentanyl Being Peddled to Children

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Anne Milgram calling for an urgent update on the steps being taken to counter new, so-called "rainbow fentanyl" designed to appeal to children. The DEA recently issued a warning on the deadly drug.

"Issuing a warning is a step in the right direction. But it is not enough. We should stop the flow of deadly drugs across from the southern border, seize all rainbow fentanyl contraband, and...

Hawley Statement on Abbey Gate Bombing One Year Ago Today

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) commented on the terrorist attack one year ago at Hamid Karzai International Airport’s Abbey Gate in Kabul, which claimed the lives of 13 American service members:

Last year, Senator Hawley introduced a resolution honoring Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz and each of the 56 Missourians who gave their lives during the war in Afghanistan. The resolution passed the Senate unanimously in September of 2021.

Senator Hawley has continually demanded acco...

Senator Hawley Tours Fort Leonard Wood, Continues Pressing for Answers on Housing Conditions

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks on the important work being done at Fort Leonard Wood to strengthen our nation's military. He also visited with Fort Leonard Wood residents about base housing in need of replacement.

Two weeks ago, Senator Hawley sent a letter to Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth requesting an update on the Army’s plans to replace aging homes at Fort Leonard Wood.

Earlier this year, he pressed Secretary Wormuth and Chief of Staff of the Army...

Senators Hawley, Blunt, Missouri Congressional Delegation Support Request for Major Disaster Declaration Following Historic Flooding

Today Senators Hawley (R-Mo.), Blunt (R-Mo.), and the Missouri Congressional delegation sent a letter to President Biden in support of Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the City of St. Louis, as well as St. Louis, St. Charles, and Montgomery counties in Missouri overwhelmed by severe weather and flash flooding. 

Record setting rainfall caused flash flooding in the St Louis region leading to hundreds of home evacuations and, tragically, two deaths. The...

Senator Hawley Pushes Army for Updates on Fort Leonard Wood Housing

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth requesting an update on the Army’s plans to replace aging homes at Fort Leonard Wood.

Senator Hawley asked Secretary Wormuth about this issue at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 5, 2022. This latest inquiry comes as the Army appears to be going back on its pledge to allocate funding for new homes at Fort Leonard Wood.

"Servicemembers at Fort Leonard Wood do vital work to protect our...