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Top Democrats fear Trump and his staff will shred documents, withhold important information and delete official emails on the way out if Biden wins the election. Here’s what they plan to do to stop it

Top Democrats are worried that President Donald Trump and his allies will shred documents, delete data and emails, and refuse to cooperate with an incoming transition team if Joe Biden wins the White House. “If there’s a transition – and I pray to God there is this year – it’s […]
Top Democrats fear Trump and his staff will shred documents, withhold important information and delete official emails on the way out if Biden wins the election. Here’s what they plan to do to stop it
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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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‘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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Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ that has the power to overrule Mark Zuckerberg just handed down its first decisions — these are the Oversight Board’s first 20 members

In late 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious plan: to create an independent oversight board. The board can overrule Facebook’s content moderation guidelines, and can even overrule Zuckerberg. Last week, the group made its first rulings on disputed content. It overturned 4 out of the 5 cases it […]
Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ that has the power to overrule Mark Zuckerberg just handed down its first decisions — these are the Oversight Board’s first 20 members