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To: The White House, Congress
Stop Trump's attacks on transparency and the COVID-19 response package
President Trump just fired the person in charge of stopping corruption and abuse in his administration’s distribution of Congress’ $2 trillion COVID-19 response package.
The American people will not sit idly by as Trump removes watchdog after watchdog from the White House. He and his administration must be held accountable.
Why is this important?
President Trump is once again waging a war against legitimate, independent oversight of his administration.
His latest target? Glenn Fine -- the acting inspector general who was set to watchdog the administration's management of the $2 trillion COVID-19 response package that Congress passed last month.
Fine, a longtime and dedicated public servant, was chosen by a panel of inspectors general to lead these oversight efforts. But Trump just had Fine removed from his position -- without explanation.
This is just the latest attempt by Trump to eliminate any and all supervision over his actions. He also recently fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general who brought the Ukraine whistleblower’s complaint to Congress -- and he attacked inspector general Christi Grimm on Twitter after she released a report describing widespread COVID-19 testing delays in the U.S.
Trump took one lesson from his party’s lockstep defense of his impeachable conduct: there’s no line you can’t cross that Republicans in Congress won’t back you up on. We’re seeing the consequences of that inaction now -- as Trump continues to openly abuse his power.
Unless we speak out, Trump won’t stop until there isn’t a single watchdog left in the White House -- no one overseeing his administration's decisions, and nobody to put a stop to waste, fraud, or abuse of power.
The Special IG must aggressively oversee the administration of this money and use their subpoena power to get necessary information. Similarly, both the SIGPR, the Congressional Oversight Commission and the PRAC must be given live access to the computer servers of the Treasury and any agency shoving money out its doors.
Add your name to condemn Trump’s firing of Glenn Fine -- and to demand strict oversight of the Trump administration.