Emails Show Surprise at Upheaval in Transportation Inspector General’s Office
Political News
Emails Show Surprise at Upheaval in Transportation Inspector General’s Office

WASHINGTON — The decision to replace the acting inspector general of the Department of Transportation with a political appointee who already headed another agency at the department was met with shock, according to newly released emails obtained by an ethics... Read More

Homeland Security Grossly Understated Family Separations, Watchdog Says
Homeland Security
Homeland Security Grossly Understated Family Separations, Watchdog Says

Customs and Border Protection separated dozens more migrant children at ports of entry in 2018 than it publicly attested to at the height of the Trump administration’s so-called zero tolerance policy, according to a new report published Tuesday by the... Read More

U.S. Government’s Most Experienced Watchdog Steps Down
Oversight
U.S. Government’s Most Experienced Watchdog Steps Down

WASHINGTON — Glenn Fine, a top official in the Pentagon inspector general’s office, stepped down Tuesday in the latest installment of a recent drama over internal oversight in the Trump administration. Fine, who is one of five inspectors general to... Read More

Lawmakers Cry Foul Over Firing of State Inspector General
Dep. of State
Lawmakers Cry Foul Over Firing of State Inspector General

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump received criticism from members of his own party Monday for his weekend firing of the State Department’s independent watchdog, with Senate Republicans demanding an explanation for the abrupt ouster of the latest inspector general removed from... Read More

Trump’s Pick for Pentagon Watchdog Prompts Questions
Pentagon
Trump’s Pick for Pentagon Watchdog Prompts Questions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump moved swiftly this month to replace inspectors general across the government. Now Trump’s nominees for these watchdog jobs face questions about whether they will bark when needed, especially if Trump wants silence. Arguably the most... Read More

Inspector General Finds More Problems with FBI Surveillance Applications
Intelligence
Inspector General Finds More Problems with FBI Surveillance Applications

WASHINGTON — A Justice Department watchdog has found more problems with FBI applications to a secret court that approves surveillance as part of counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations. The inspector general audit, released Tuesday, could play into the ongoing congressional debate... Read More

FBI Investigation of Trump Campaign Justified But Flawed, Agency Watchdog Says
In The News
FBI Investigation of Trump Campaign Justified But Flawed, Agency Watchdog Says
2019-12-13 14:50:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The FBI was justified in investigating the Trump 2016 presidential campaign’s alleged ties to the Russian government but the investigation was deeply flawed, the Justice Department’s inspector general told Congress Wednesday. Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified to the... Read More

Comey Faulted for Breaching FBI Policy in Handling Trump Memos
In The News
Comey Faulted for Breaching FBI Policy in Handling Trump Memos

WASHINGTON — James Comey violated policies in handling memos that he wrote to document interactions with President Donald Trump, according to the Justice Department’s watchdog, who also found that the former FBI director didn’t disclose classified information. “Comey violated department... Read More

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