The attorney general said that various inspector general inquiries would help uncover any wrongdoing and that he wanted to avoid politicizing the work of career officials.
Democrats denounced the Trump administration’s seizure of lawmakers’ data as an abuse of power and called on Republicans to back the congressional inquiry.
The report by the Interior Department’s inspector general did not investigate what other law enforcement agencies knew and who might have ordered them to use force to clear Lafayette Square.
The former agent told the woman she was on “secret probation” over drug crimes and at one point proposed marriage, federal prosecutors said.
A sprawling system meant to police trillions of dollars is showing signs of strain as watchdogs warn of waste, fraud and abuse.
An internal dispute at the Treasury Department shows the challenge of tracking trillions of dollars of economic relief money.
The force’s inspector general testified that a top official ordered officers not to use their most powerful anti-riot tools on Jan. 6 because of concerns they did not know how.
Intelligence failures, orders to use less aggressive measures and equipment breakdowns contributed to the Capitol Police’s botched response, a watchdog found.
Congress needs to find creative ways to engage the executive branch that favor cooperation over conflict.
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.
Ronny Jackson, a Republican who enthused that President Donald J. Trump had “incredible genes,” sexually harassed a woman on a White House trip and had “meltdowns” with his staff, a report found.
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.
Removing inspectors general installed by the former president under a political cloud could have the consequence of further eroding good-government norms.
The Defense Department inspector general will examine whether elite U.S. commando forces are doing enough to comply with the laws of armed conflict and hold violators accountable.
The inquiry was announced after revelations about a plot between Donald Trump and a top former department official to promote false claims of voter fraud by replacing the acting attorney general.
Notes and testimony from a Justice Department official implicate President Trump and White House aides in the “zero tolerance” policy that led to family separations at the border.
The Department of Veterans Affairs secretary no longer has the trust of those who served.
The inspector general’s report also expressed disappointment that the V.A. did not determine whether to take action “to provide a safer and more welcoming environment” for women at its facilities.
Supervisors denied civil-rights prosecutors’ request to use a grand jury for their investigation into the 2014 shooting of a Black boy by a Cleveland police officer, but did not tell his family.
Top department officials were “a driving force” behind President Trump’s child separation policy, a draft investigation report said.
The findings underscore deep concerns about whether the agency will be able to process what is expected to be a significant increase in mail-in votes for the presidential election.
Investigators have charged big spenders with cheating the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. But more fraud lies below the surface, and it’ll be harder to find.
John O. Brennan is a witness, not a target, in the inquiry being led by John H. Durham, a U.S. attorney, but the C.I.A. under Barack Obama could be subject to further criticism by the Trump administration.
But the Air Force’s inspector general concluded that National Guard officials failed to obtain prior approval from Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to use the planes.
Prosecutors are not expected to reveal any evidence of a broad anti-Trump conspiracy among law enforcement officials.
The American ambassador to Britain rejected accusations that he made racially or sexually inappropriate comments toward employees at the U.S. Embassy in London.
The inspector general also found the State Department avoided congressional review by dividing sales of controversial arms into smaller packages.
Stephen J. Akard became the State Department’s internal watchdog after his predecessor was fired by President Trump at the urging of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was under investigation.
Six days after being removed by the police from a veterans hospital in Washington, the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The agency’s watchdog office said Monday it would investigate whether the reversal of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards violated government rules.
A newly public copy of the whistle-blower’s complaint says that top officials who were protecting the secretary of state blocked the whistle-blower from addressing the issue internally.
The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.
Congress is looking into whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked President Trump to fire Steve Linick, the department’s inspector general, to retaliate for investigations.
Congress is still owed answers about President Trump’s dismissal of inspectors general.
Steve A. Linick, the former State Department inspector general, testified that a top agency official tried to “bully” him as he investigated the potential misconduct by the administration.
Brian D. Miller, the White House lawyer tapped to oversee the Treasury Department’s $500 billion fund, has said he would not be influenced by political pressure.
The inspectors general system, a key post-Watergate reform to keep government honest, is coming under intense pressure by the president.
The meetings, often kept off his public schedule, have taken place as Mike Pompeo nurtures plans for a presidential bid in 2024 and as he considered a run for the Senate from Kansas.
At a virtual round table discussion, the former vice president said that defending the independent watchdogs “used to be a hobbyhorse for Republican senators.”
The wife of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is at the center of an investigation into whether a State Department employee was assigned to do household tasks.
Congressional officials said the inspector general was examining several areas of policy and potential misuse of government resources that had raised concerns about Mr. Pompeo’s actions.
The secretary of state instead offered written answers. He was aware of the inquiry and the specific lines of questioning about his decision to resume the sales.
His vague explanations for asking President Trump to dismiss the State Department’s inspector general don’t add up.
What a string of firings of inspectors general at government agencies reveals about presidential power.
A Democratic House committee chairman said the investigation might have been “another reason” for the firing of the inspector general, Steve A. Linick.
The lawmakers said that they believed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recommended Steve Linick’s removal because he had opened an investigation into Mr. Pompeo’s conduct.
Steve A. Linick will be replaced by an ambassador with close ties to Vice President Mike Pence, the department said Friday night.
Firing the watchdogs charged with protecting the public’s money and policing the executive branch undermines democracy.
A retired C.I.A. officer sees danger ahead for the independence and political impartiality of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies if Trump’s choice for director of national intelligence is confirmed.
The president announced the nomination of an inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services, who, if confirmed, would replace an acting official whose report embarrassed Mr. Trump.