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    Dutch -- Trump does in fact know what "oversight" means to him and his cronies and he doesn't like it. That's why he keeps firing Inspectors General because he knows if they do their jobs, it could expose his lies, inactions and crimes. He wants people who are loyal to him. We don't know about his latest replacement, but the writing is on the wall. Any IG who is critical of Trump's actions will too find their way to the door. It's an implied threat which will give all IGs pause in considering how they will proceed.
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    This what I wrote:

    I guess he has no clue what oversight means. Because he does not want any!

    Therefore I'm so amazed that our "laws are not "black" and "white" (and clear) about that an President can't "overrule" "oversight" by "firing" people who adhere to the rule of law.

    Of course if you want to be an"dictator" then you don't want any. Indeed the result will be that all the people who work in the government will become obedient "slaves". Even the Dem's are powerless and show it.

    I warned ages ago about this; "power grabbing" is now in its last phase. Amen

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    Paul Harvey used to say, "and now, for the rest of the story".

    We now know that Steve Linick was starting to investigate abuses of office by Mike Pompeo. Supposedly, Pompeo was being investigated for using government employees to run personal errands.

    But, there is more to the story:

    Rep. Eliot Engel, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, may have found a better answer for Linick's abrupt ouster, according to the Washington Post's Greg Sargent.

    “I have learned that there may be another reason for Mr. Linick’s firing,” New York democratic Rep. Engel, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement to the Post. “His office was investigating—at my request—Trump’s phony declaration of an emergency so he could send weapons to Saudi Arabia.”

    Ah, okay, arms sales sounds more like it. Also, not just Pompeo, Trump too. Of course. Specifically, Trump made an emergency declaration in 2019 that allowed him to push through an $8 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia before Congress could formally object to the deal. Congress ultimately voted to block the sale, but Trump vetoed the legislation. That's when Engel requested the inquiry into the deal, which also involved a former State Department official who had previous ties to a company involved in the transaction.

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    Yes, this shows how the Dem's keep on sleeping; they should have demanded "approval" by the Dem's. Sorry the "system" does not work, neither the "laws". Furthermore this deal of course gave "kickbacks" via the "war industry" here to Trump, Pompeo and Kussner. But yeah the Dem's are too dumb to investigate such as well.

    An Trump "veto" should not be possible if our "laws" were "sound" and well written, related to these things. How often I have to mention such, but the dumb asses here, bump their heads a hundred times into Trump's "wall", but never learn from it, or update or correct the outdated laws here.

    What an dumb ass country.

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    HCR's letter of May 21 highlights why the Trump administration is THE MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENCY THAT HE HAVE EVER HAD.

    The day after Trump removed the State Department Inspector General, he removed yet another Inspector General, this one from the Department of Transportation. Career public servant Mitch Behm was serving as the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Transportation. He is to be replaced by Howard R. Elliott, who is the Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and who will continue to hold that office while also serving as the DOT IG. The kicker of this arrangement is that in his position as the administrator of PHMSA, Elliott reports to Elaine Chao, the Secretary of Transportation. So, rather than being independent, the Inspector General would actually report to the head of the department he is supposed to be inspecting.

    It appears that Inspector General Behm was on the chopping block because he was investigating Secretary Chao’s conflicts of interest. Chao is married to Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Reports had surfaced that the Department of Transportation was steering contracts to Kentucky, where McConnell is running for reelection. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Subcommittee on Government Operations, have all protested the firing and demanded documents relating to it.

    Mitch Behm has been with the DOT OIG since 2003,

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    Can you add that to the long list? How in hell is the next President ever going to clean up all of this shit?

    If it happens to be an mentally strong person (Biden? I doubt if he can), then it will take years to undo all the damage done by the Trump reign. I also doubt if it will happen the way it should.

    By the way I would love to see the whole list of candidates fired by Trump since the inauguration and the reasons for it. Such list should be presented to Biden to show him what he has to clean up.