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Demand Answers on Trump’s Firing of Inspectors General

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There are emerging glimmers that even some top Republican officials are growing weary of some of their president’s assaults on democracy. Last Thursday, Senator Chuck...
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Flouting Norms, Trump Seeks to Bring Independent Watchdogs to Heel

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WASHINGTON — Congress had a clear idea of the role it expected inspectors general to play when it created them in 1978 after the Watergate...
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Trump Removes State Dept. Inspector General

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WASHINGTON — President Trump continued his purge of inspectors general late Friday, moving to oust Steve A. Linick, who had served in that post at...
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Trump’s Attack on the Inspector General’s Office Is an Attack on Accountability

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President Trump can’t handle the truth — at least, not when it makes his administration look bad. With his move Friday night to replace the...
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The Cloud Forming Over America’s Spies

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The appointment in February of Richard Grenell, a political operative and Donald Trump loyalist, as acting director of national intelligence after the renomination of former...
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Trump: Why Waste a Crisis?

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When things aren’t going smoothly for President Trump, his go-to move is to change the subject to topics that cheer his supporters and drive his...
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Endorsing Trump’s Firing of Inspector General, Barr Paints Distorted Picture

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr endorsed and defended President Trump’s firing of Michael K. Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, in an interview...
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Inspector General Fired by Trump Urges Whistle-Blowers ‘to Bravely Speak Up’

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WASHINGTON — The intelligence community inspector general whom President Trump fired late Friday night has called on whistle-blowers to overcome any fears and come forward...
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Trump Is Gutting Our Democracy While We’re Dealing with Coronavirus

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When President Trump announced late Friday that he would fire the government watchdog who told Congress about the Ukraine whistle-blower complaint, which ultimately led to...
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Trump to Fire Intelligence Watchdog Who Had Key Role in Ukraine Complaint

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WASHINGTON — President Trump is firing the intelligence community inspector general whose insistence on telling lawmakers about a whistle-blower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine...