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Woody Johnson: NFL owners and Trump ambassadors in the UK trigger a watchdog investigation over alleged racist and sexist statements and a move to promote Trump’s business

His comments on the appearance of women were “worthy,” said one well-informed source, and two sources said it was a struggle to get him on board for an International Women’s Day event. “He said some pretty sexist, racist things,” said the diplomat, aware of the IG’s complaints about Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson property, and one of …

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Hurricane Dorian: Watchdog beat up the trading department because it sided with Trump because of incorrect forecasts

Inspector General Peggy Gustafson’s report said that the statement, based on President Donald Trump’s false allegation that Alabama was on the way to the storm, could have far-reaching implications that discredit public confidence in the NWS. “The more general, longer-term consequence is that NOAA’s complaint against the NWS office in Birmingham could have a deterrent effect on the future messages …

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Watchdog calls for fraud in small business loan program

The GAO said the SBA did not provide information critical to its review, including a detailed description of the credit data, and it took several weeks to address investigators’ questions. The watchdog was keen to expose SBA for lack of collaboration. “Most agencies have generally been able to give GAO timely access to information for this report while assuming responsibility …

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The watchdog group files a complaint against the one who requested changes to the PPP loan that benefited the husband

Receive the latest news about coronavirus and more in your inbox every day. Login here. An ethics watchdog calls on Congress to investigate Democratic MP Susie Lee after accusing her of a conflict of interest asking the Small Business Administration (SBA) to extend her eligibility for coronavirus credit to supposedly do so Business benefits her husband. On April 28, just …

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Pompeo ordered the officials to find a way to justify that a fired watchdog was investigating the sale of Saudi weapons

“They seemed to have a game plan, and it had to be justified,” said a State Department official who told CNN that during an interview with the watchdog at the end of last year, they told what had happened to the Office of the Inspector General of the State Department Investigation into Pompeo’s plan to accelerate sales. “The attitude was …

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Pompeo advised the State Department watchdog to be released, says a White House official

WASHINGTON – Less than 24 hours after the sudden release of a State Department watchdog critical of personnel movements within the agency, a White House official said the fall was on the advice of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo “recommended the move” and President Donald Trump “agreed,” said the official. State Department inspector Steve Linick’s dismissal came on Friday …

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Foreign Ministry watchdog displaced – POLITICO

Linick played a subordinate role in the House impeachment proceedings against Trump and provided the legislature with a plethora of documents that Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, had made available to the State Department. A spokesman for the State Department said Amb. Stephen Akard, a former Foreign Service official, will “now head the Inspector General of the State Department,” …

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Foreign Ministry watchdog displaced – POLITICO

A spokesman for the State Department said Amb. Stephen Akard, a former Foreign Service official, will “now head the Inspector General of the State Department,” noting that Akard had previously been confirmed by the Senate as head of the Department’s diplomatic mission . Akard’s nomination for the job angered some State Department veterans who grumbled that he lacked the long …

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Trump replaces Watchdog, who has identified critical medical shortages

pictureChristi A. Grimm, deputy inspector general of the Ministry of Health and Human Services, published a report on the lack of hospital equipment.Recognition…U.S. Department of Health WASHINGTON – President Trump changed on Friday evening to replace a top official from the Department of Health and Human Services, who angered him last month with a report that highlighted supply shortages and …

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