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Ousted IG says State Dept. tried to bully him into dropping Saudi arms probe

“Mr. Linick addressed head-on the shifting justifications that administration officials have provided to the press for his termination.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Thursday, Jun 10 Recently ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was carrying…

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“I can’t speak negatively about the President,” says Official charged with stimulus oversight

President Donald Trump’s purge of watchdogs is on the mind of one of the newly hired officials charged with overseeing the more than $2 trillion CARES Act. by Ilya Marritz and Katherine Sullivan, WNYC Wednesday, June…

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Historic power struggle between Trump and Congress to be reviewed by Supreme Court

  by Stanley M. Brand, Pennsylvania State University Saturday, May 9, 2020 On May 12, the Supreme Court will hear argument in two cases concerning congressional demands, known as subpoenas, for materials that President Donald Trump…

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Posted in Accountability Bailout 2020 Common Dreams Congressional Oversight Coronavirus News

Coronavirus stimulus law allows the Federal Reserve to hold secret meetings on corporate bailouts

“That provision’s a body blow to transparency when we need it most.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer A brief and obscure provision buried in the nearly 900-page coronavirus stimulus package passed by Congress last month authorizes…

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Trump Removed the head of the Coronavirus Bailout Oversight Board. Its members could be next.

Democrats are scrambling to stop the president from replacing independent government watchdogs after he quickly pushed aside the leader of coronavirus bailout oversight. by Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica April 9, 1:27 p.m. EDT In the wake of…

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Trump announces plan to refuse Congressional Oversight of corporate bailout funds

“This is a frightening amount of public money to have given a corrupt admininistration with zero accountability.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Saturday, March 28 Progressive lawmakers on Friday evening denounced President Donald Trump’s intention to…

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