White House responds to trend of firing inspectors general

Federal Times: The White House said that President Donald Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general in the last two months, but the administration offered no new details about why they were let go.

A White House letter was issued Tuesday in response to concerns from a prominent Republican senator over Trump’s recent upheaval of the inspector general community. The letter is unlikely to quell outrage from Democrats and good-government groups who fear the president is moving to dismantle a post-Watergate network of watchdogs meant to root out corruption, fraud and other problems inside federal agencies.

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