A deeper look at how the independent inspectors general system, a key post-Watergate reform to keep government honest, is coming under unprecedented pressure by Trump. w/ my colleague @SangerNYT https://t.co/HydXLft1o3
@charlie_savage @SangerNYT It isn't "flouting norms." It is claiming that he is above all the laws of this country as are all of his cronies. This is a crime syndicate and thinking of it any other way, glossing it over with cutesy terms is revolting. Quite normalizing this. #DoYourJob
@charlie_savage @SangerNYT Solid reporting on/analysis of Trump's ongoing purge of inspectors general, who represent his worst fears: independence and integrity. Bad enough he's replacing them with toadies; now some will have to report to the department heads they're charged with investigating.
@charlie_savage @nytimes @SangerNYT Since "inspectors general" are independent watchdogs, all appointments should be confirmed in Senate hearings. In a similar "advice and consent" spirit, any dismissal of an IG should be reviewed by the Senate in a dismissal hearing to ensure that there was adequate cause.