According to a report from RealClearNews, President Trump is reportedly planning to fire a few Inspector General’s who were appointed by Barack Obama, and is to replace them with his own appointments.
During a White House briefing, Trump confirmed that he “put in 7 names” for consideration of replacements.
Susan Crabtree tweeted, “Trump is firing 7 IGs in one fail swoop, sources confirm to @RealClearNews. Most likely will be the IGs that were appointed by Pres. Obama or beforehand. He wants his own people in those positions now. Trump during his briefing said he has “put in 7 names” for IGs.”
Breaking: Trump is firing 7 IGs in one fail swoop, sources confirm to @RealClearNews. Most likely will be the IGs that were appointed by Pres. Obama or beforehand. He wants his own people in those positions now. Trump during his briefing said he has "put in 7 names" for IGs.
— Susan Crabtree (@susancrabtree) April 7, 2020
“Unclear whether the number will be 6 or 7 bc the 7 Trump mentioned cld include Brian Miller, senior White House associate counsel, as special inspector general for pandemic recovery at the Treasury Department. Trump-appointed Miller to the special IG post last Friday.”
President Trump has already fired Inspector General Michael Atkison, who handled the Ukraine whistleblower complaint, which ultimately lead to the accusations of corruption and the impeachment of Trump.
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However, in an attempt to avert the massive power grab from Democrats, President Trump appointed Brian Miller to a new position in the government as an Inspector General, to oversee and ensure that billions of dollars of coronavirus funding will be going where they need to be going.
As debacles at the hands of watchdogs in the government intensify, it seems as if President Trump has now placed his interest in getting rid of the network of Inspector General’s that were appointed by former President Barack Obama, and a handful of replacements are expected to be announced in the near future.