An inspector general’s report provided new details of how ethics lawyers at the Transportation Department raised flags starting in 2017 about efforts to promote her family and its shipping business.
The report said the Justice Department declined to investigate her promotion of her family’s shipbuilding business while serving as transportation secretary in the Trump administration.
The former president, breaking an unusually long silence, called the Senate minority leader a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” and called on Republicans in the chamber to find a new leader.
Removing inspectors general installed by the former president under a political cloud could have the consequence of further eroding good-government norms.
After years of excusing or ignoring President Trump’s most inflammatory rhetoric, many Republicans are backing away at the last minute.
The departures of cabinet secretaries and White House aides may put pressure on the president, but some see reputation management at work for officials whose jobs would end soon anyway.
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The competition among his cabineteers is fierce.
The inspectors general system, a key post-Watergate reform to keep government honest, is coming under intense pressure by the president.