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Mr. Trump Goes After the Inspectors

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'The inspectors’ offices are deeply affected by the current federal hiring freeze and would be further harmed by the administration’s proposed budget cuts -- nearly one-quarter of inspector general offices have either an acting director or no director at all, including the offices at the C.I.A., the NSA, the Dep't of Defense and the Social Security Admin.The budget takes unexplained specific aim at the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, created in part to monitor the $700 billion taxpayer bailout for big banks.The cuts in staff and budget would force inspectors general to do less, just as a new administration generates new matters to investigate. Congress  needs to protect the watchdogs from an administration that wants to starve them.'

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