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‘We follow the facts wherever they lead’: Inspector general who was demoted after Trump attacked her speaks out on the importance of independent oversight

Christi Grimm, the former acting inspector general (IG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), spoke out Tuesday about the importance of independence for the US oversight community. Grimm angered President Donald Trump when she released an independent report that found there were “severe” and “widespread” shortages of […]
‘We follow the facts wherever they lead’: Inspector general who was demoted after Trump attacked her speaks out on the importance of independent oversight
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Pompeo was reportedly aware of inspector general’s investigation into Saudi arms deal and declined to be interviewed, instead he sent in written responses

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was are of the State Department inspector general’s investigation into a Saudi Arms deal, The New York Times reported. Pompeo was asked to be interviewed for the probe but instead submitted written answers. The Times also reported that “employees from the inspector general’s office briefed […]
Pompeo was reportedly aware of inspector general’s investigation into Saudi arms deal and declined to be interviewed, instead he sent in written responses
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‘Friday night massacres’: Trump’s purge of the US oversight community is another reminder that he believes officials owe him personal loyalty above all else

On Friday, President Donald Trump continued his purge of the US oversight community by ousting the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick. Linick is the fourth inspector general Trump has forced out. He also ousted the intelligence community’s inspector general and the acting watchdogs of the Department of Health and […]
‘Friday night massacres’: Trump’s purge of the US oversight community is another reminder that he believes officials owe him personal loyalty above all else
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Amtrak’s new trains are at ‘significant risk’ of being delayed thanks to poor management — and that could be terrible news for riders on its busiest line

Amtrak showed off the first of its new Acela trainsets this week, which are set to enter service in 2021. However, a new report from the railroad’s inspector general found significant weaknesses in management that could delay the new deliveries even further. If more delays occur, Amtrak could be forced […]
Amtrak’s new trains are at ‘significant risk’ of being delayed thanks to poor management — and that could be terrible news for riders on its busiest line
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Attorney General Barr announces investigation into Epstein’s death by suicide amid reports the convicted sex offender wasn’t on suicide watch when he died

CBS News’ White House Correspondent Paula Reid reported that Attorney General William Barr was “livid” that wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide early Saturday morning. In a statement, Barr wrote that he was “appalled” to learn Epstein was found dead while in federal custody at the Metropolitan […]
Attorney General Barr announces investigation into Epstein’s death by suicide amid reports the convicted sex offender wasn’t on suicide watch when he died
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Inspectors who visited America’s largest privately-run immigration detention center found nooses in 15 cells and a detainee left alone in a wheelchair for 9 days

Government inspectors who paid a surprise visit to a California immigration detention center found a number of disturbing violations, a report from the Department of Homeland Security’s watchdog says. Many of the detained immigrants have been hanging nooses in their cells, and one said the guards laugh at those who […]
Inspectors who visited America’s largest privately-run immigration detention center found nooses in 15 cells and a detainee left alone in a wheelchair for 9 days
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The US Justice Department’s watchdog refers the former deputy FBI director to US attorney for criminal investigation

The Justice Department’s inspector general’s office has sent a criminal referral regarding Andrew McCabe, the former deputy FBI director, to the US attorney’s office in Washington, DC. The inspector general’s office released a report last week saying McCabe “lacked candor” when discussing his decision to authorise disclosures to the media […]
The US Justice Department’s watchdog refers the former deputy FBI director to US attorney for criminal investigation