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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

In yet another assault on checks and balances, President Trump abruptly removed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) independent watchdog late Friday -- the same night he announced plans to fire the State Department Inspector General (IG). At DOT, the acting IG was overseeing a high profile investigation of Secretary Chao's alleged favoritism benefiting her husband Senator Mitch McConnell's political prospects, but has now been replaced with a political appointee from within the agency. The acting IG's ouster calls into question the future of the Chao-McConnell investigation, other critical oversight, and whether the watchdog was dismissed for unearthing damaging information.

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Hopefully these folks start filing whistleblower complaints and we start to see the dirty laundry aired in public.

This level of blatant corruption can only be in response to something quite bad and widespread.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-19 06:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The way these I.G's are coming forward, knowing that their days are numbered, makes me think they're happy to get the ---- away from Trump and this whole corrupt administration.

Now they're free. Free to speak out and free to answer subpoenas.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-20 02:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"House chairs send letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging she reinstate the acting DOT inspector general:

"We oppose President Trump's removal of long-time public servant Mitch Behm from his position...and urge that he be immediately reinstated," the Chairs write"

Why do they even write things like that, they end up just looking foolish and naive.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-20 07:52 AM | Reply

I learned a lot from Richard Nixon--don't fire people...
--Orange man cheating Karma for far too long

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2020-05-20 09:12 AM | Reply

He's using the Coronavirus to flood the zone with corruption, this is cery depressing, I'm not sure our democracy survives Dotard.

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-20 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hopefully these folks start filing whistleblower complaints and we start to see the dirty laundry aired in public.
This level of blatant corruption can only be in response to something quite bad and widespread.

#1 | POSTED BY JPW

Why? Half the country doesn't care what Trump does.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-20 11:34 AM | Reply

Why is this kind of corruption not running on the evening news every 5 minutes?

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-05-20 11:54 AM | Reply

Why is this kind of corruption not running on the evening news every 5 minutes?
#7 | POSTED BY KUDZU

Trumpers see this as a win.

Breaking the law and being corrupt is a win in their minds because it owns the libs.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-20 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Why is this kind of corruption not running on the evening news every 5 minutes?
#7 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2020-05-20 11:54 AM

Hi I'm back...

.. because Trump says crud like "i'm taking hydroxychloroquine" as a distraction.

because he throws so much out at us everyday, nothing sticks...

the better question is how do republicans sleep at night knowing how much they've destroyed the american system?
conservative my butt... least conservative generation of republicans ever.

#9 | Posted by klifferd at 2020-05-20 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hi I'm back...

Welcome back!

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-20 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pelosi needs to announce an investigation of the firing and of Chao. She's a crook and we need to expose her.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-21 09:13 AM | Reply

"the better question is how do republicans sleep at night knowing how much they've destroyed the american system?"

Ambien.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-21 09:14 AM | Reply

Most corrupt administration ever. Wow.
...
But please, spin and lie away, Trumpvoters.

#13 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-05-21 10:04 AM | Reply

Moscow Mitch's wife is from Gyna.
All bases covered.

#14 | Posted by Docman at 2020-05-21 10:20 AM | Reply

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