Inspector General


Trump’s attacks on independent oversight tell you all you need to know about his priorities

BY: - April 10, 2020

President Donald Trump’s twin dismissals, just days apart, of two, highly respected government watchdogs, and an attack on still another, is a reminder of a fundamental truth: When it comes to making the key policy and political decisions that affect us all, Trump is guided by his own political self-preservation, not the well-being of the […]

Trump ousts another watchdog as critics see ‘disturbing pattern’

BY: - April 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ousted the second federal watchdog in the span of five days as congressional Democrats accused him of purging federal employees for political reasons. Trump removed the Defense Department’s Acting Inspector General, Glenn Fine, who had been on the job since early 2016. Last week, Fine had been named by a group of […]