We have been told on several, possibly many occasions that Trump is a “stable genius” and a “really smart person”….and yet every time he opens his mouth he shows just how ignorant he truly is……
When Trump or whoever is sworn in as the president they must take the oath of office…… “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
I guess we could make the case that he has NO ability to to protect and defend the Constitution…..
My biggest problem with Trump is that he wants those around him to protect him and not so much the Constitution…..he wants loyalty to him and him alone…..the Constitution is just a prop to be run out at election time or to make a political point.
Does he, Trump, know what the job of an Inspector General is?
The work of the IG offices involves detecting and preventing fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of the government programs and operations within their parent agencies or organizations. Investigations conducted by the IG offices may target internal government employees or external government contractors, grant recipients, or recipients of loans and subsidies offered through federal assistance programs.
To help them carry out their investigative role, Inspectors General have the authority to issue subpoenas for information and documents, administer oaths for taking testimony, and can hire and control their own staff and contract personnel. The investigative authority of Inspectors General is limited only by certain national security and law enforcement considerations.
Inspectors General are under the general supervision of the agency head or deputy, neither the agency head nor the deputy can prevent or prohibit an Inspector General from conducting an audit or investigation.
The conduct of the Inspectors General is overseen by the Integrity Committee of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE).
I bring this up because of a report circulating……
President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the intelligence community inspector general over his handling of a whistleblower complaint raising alarm over Trump’s conversations with Ukraine.
In a series of tweets, Trump described the whistleblower complaint and related controversy as a “hoax” and a “scam.”
Trump also questioned Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson’s handling of the complaint and asserted that Atkinson “should have never let it start.”
“Why doesn’t the ICIG do something about this Scam? He should have never let it start, a Dem Hoax!”
Sorry but I want my politicians to include the president to follow the rule of law and not play word games or demand for personal loyalty over loyalty to the Constitution.
Someone should let the president know what the duties of an IG are….not that the “really smart person” would understand.
His attitude seems to be that NONE of our laws and rules apply to him….everyone else must play by his rules not those of the Constitution.
“Stable” my ass!
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