As Trump removes federal watchdogs, some loyalists replacing them have ‘preposterous’ conflicts

The 40-year era of independent oversight of the executive branch, which has had bipartisan support, is threatened by President Trump’s rapid discharge of five acting or permanent inspectors general. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Trump administration did not give ‘adequate response’ to probe into watchdog’s firing: aide

The White House and the State Department did not provide an “adequate response” to lawmakers’ requests for documents related to the firing of the department’s inspector general, a congressional aide said on Friday. Reuters: Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Biden pledges to never fire government watchdogs, attacks Trump’s purge of inspectors general

The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate made the remarks during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by Yahoo. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL … Read more…

Trump fires State Department inspector general in latest broadside against watchdogs

U.S. President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick late on Friday, with the ousting leading to heavy criticism from senior Democratic lawmakers, including House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Reuters: Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: … Read more…