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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

For the first time since the system was created in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, inspectors general find themselves under systematic attack from the president, putting independent oversight of federal spending and operations at risk as over $2 trillion in coronavirus relief spending courses through the government.



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Of course they have a conflict of interest. That's why they were appointed.

#1 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-05-25 10:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 12

Trump has done everything he possibly can to gut our system of checks and balances in American government. He can't be out of office soon enough.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-05-26 01:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's worse than I thought...

From the cited article...

...The political appointee President Trump installed last week to investigate waste, fraud and abuse at the Transportation Department is the same official in charge of one of the agency's key divisions.

That means Howard "Skip" Elliott is now running an office charged with investigating his own actions.

Elliott serves simultaneously as the Transportation Department's inspector general and head of the department's pipeline and hazardous materials agency, whose mission includes enforcement of safety regulations on nearly 1 million daily shipments of gas, oil and other dangerous compounds.....

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-26 03:33 PM | Reply

This is simple corruption. America is now no longer better than the worst countries. We just have further to fall.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-26 03:55 PM | Reply

I used to think Nixon was the most corrupt, then I though Reagan was. Then along came H.W. Bush and his deranged son. But no, Donald Trump exceeds them all and you know why? Because if is a competition. Elect another Republican after Trump and he/she will be more corrupt than anything we have ever dreamed possible. Manhood to Republicans is to exceed the corruption of your Republican predecessor.

I learned this many, many years ago. It was explained to me by a Republican. In their minds they are just reclaiming what the government has taken from them. They aren't ashamed, not even embarrassed but they will deny it unless they are only among their buddies. I'm related to some, I have absolutely nothing to do with them.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-26 04:36 PM | Reply

Republicans think this is a win.

They don't care about law or corruption.

This sticks it to the Dems so it's a win.

If Trump murdered someone, they would celebrate him getting off in trial because it sticks it to the Dems.

They WANT to see Trump break the law and get away with it. They WANT to see Trump be corrupt.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-26 06:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

All pro forma in the Banana Republic of Trumpistan.
Imagine what 2024 might be like!

#7 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-05-26 06:13 PM | Reply

"Imagine what 2024 might be like!"

OMG! I just can't think of that. I require hope.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-26 06:22 PM | Reply

Hey GOP! There's still time to impeach Obama for that tan suit episode. He clearly showed up for work and violated the Federal Gov'mint Dress Code! Cut off his pension! And Biden's too, for wearing a mask in public!

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2020-05-27 09:38 AM | Reply

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