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Chuck Grassley blasts Trump over IG firings

Added 05-26-20 11:22:02pm EST - “Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley, the chamber's senior Republican, rebuked the White House Tuesday for its handling of the firings of two inspectors general, saying President Trump is refusing to come clean on why he did…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “‘Objective watchdogs, not agency lapdogs’: Top Republican senator blasts Trump over IG firings”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley, the chamber’s senior Republican, rebuked the White House Tuesday for its handling of the firings of two inspectors general, saying President Trump is refusing to come clean on why he did it.

Mr. Grassley, Congress’s most fervent defender of the inspector general system that watches over federal agencies, said he doesn’t question Mr. Trump’s authority to go through with the firings, but does question his decision-making.

“If the president has a good reason to remove an inspector general, just tell Congress what it is. Otherwise, the American people will be left speculating whether political or self interests are to blame. That’s not good for the presidency or government accountability,” Mr. Grassley said.

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He was responding after the White House wrote a letter to him brushing aside inquiries over firings of inspectors general for the intelligence community and the State Department.

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