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‘Rejecting all oversight’: is Trump purging government watchdogs?

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President recently ousted two inspectors general, including one tasked with leading oversight of coronavirus relief law

Donald Trump’s abrupt ousting of two veteran watchdogs has prompted fears the scandal-prone US president is purging people from government who have oversight of fraud, waste and abuse.

The moves also come at a time when a global pandemic and resulting mass unemployment crisis has prompted a multitrillion-dollar economic rescue effort, much of which is aimed at helping some of America’s largest companies.

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