Monday, March 30, 2020

TAKE THAT NANCY: President Trump Exerts Control Over New Watchdog Demanded by Democrats in Rescue Package

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President Trump has notified Congress that he’ll exert “supervision” over a new special inspector general that Democrats demanded to monitor the administration’s emergency lending to distressed corporations in the $2 trillion coronavirus package.
Shortly after Mr. Trump signed the rescue plan on Friday, the president issued a statement warning Congress that the new law “includes several provisions that raise constitutional concerns.”
For example, the president took issue with a provision inserted by Democrats requiring the still-to-be nominated inspector general to report to Congress “without delay” whenever the administration refuses to provide information to the watchdog.
“I do not understand, and my administration will not treat, this provision as permitting the [inspector general] to issue reports to the Congress without the presidential supervision required by the Take Care Clause, Article II, section 3,” Mr. Trump said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized the president’s move but said it was “no surprise.”
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