Donald Trump fired Mitch Behm, the inspector general for the Department of Transportation. Behm was investigating Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a key political ally of Donald Trump.
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“This move is the latest salvo of Trump’s assault on oversight” – Donald K. Sherman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Trump appointed Howard “Skip” Elliott as the acting Inspector General to sideline Behm.
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Behm was investigating Chao for favoring transportation projects in Kentucky, which would favor her husband McConnell in an election year.