Oversight Hell is Coming for Trump

Government watchdog preparing ‘blizzard of audits’ for Trump’s COVID-19 response can’t be fired by the president

President Donald Trump has recently been waging war against inspectors general whose job is to investigate alleged wrongdoing in various departments of his administration.


However, the president will have far less luck in thwarting the independent Government Accountability Office from doing its job.

With little fanfare, Congress’ independent, in-house watchdog is preparing a blizzard of audits that will become the first wide-ranging check on Trump’s handling of the sprawling national rescue effort.

The GAO is expected to have launched at least 30 different probes and audits related to the COVID-19 response by the end of this month.

Topics will range from the government’s handling of coronavirus testing to its distribution of medical equipment, and from the nation’s food supply to nursing home infections and any missteps in distributing the emergency cash payments that began landing in millions of Americans’ bank accounts this week. The office’s top fraud investigator said it’s already received a complaint about a check landing in the account of a deceased person.

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