No modern president has so blatantly profited from his political position before, or centered the 4th of July celebration so squarely around himself.
Independent oversight is the job of an IG, and is one that Ennis cannot fill effectively at the Department of Interior.
Kelly now stands to profit from a disastrous policy that he advocated for, demonstrating how the revolving door spins between government and industry.
On questions of ethics, the Trump administration has not earned the benefit of the doubt, and neither has the leadership of the Interior Department under Trump appointees.
The DOD IG role is particularly important in light of an increased number of sexual assault victim reprisal cases, and Acting Secretary Shanahan’s ethics questions.
President Trump tweeted promoting his golf course in Scotland: “Very proud of perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world. Also, furthers U.K. relationship!”
With recent news of efforts at DHS and Education to frustrate acting IG investigations, concern about the high number of vacancies is real and growing.
We remain in the dark about whether outside groups like the NRA or Federalist Society funded White House staff travel between April 1 and September 30, 2018.
Though Trump has a history of being vocal about business partners who cut ties altogether, it is more complicated when his adversaries are still paying rent.
GSA performed a myopic search that turned over only a handful of records out of tens of thousands on the FBI headquarters relocation project.
There is reason to believe that the president sabotaged an upgrade for the FBI, and that doing so would have served the interests of his family business.