When she was the Ass't Secretary of Education, many years ago, I learned that the I.G. was nonpartisan and was respected and revered. As a political appointee, you knew that the I.G. was in charge of monitoring ethics and professional standards. He or she was not an omsbudsman, but the keeper of the rules and the law. ' He has upended the panel of federal watchdogs overseeing implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus law! T rump fires Inspectors General as if they were his personal employees. Just last Friday, he fired the I.G. for the Director of National Intelligence, presumably for daring to do his duty during the Ukraine investigation. Trump has also begun sharply attacking Health and Human Services Inspector General Christi Grimm.'