Trump removes inspector general who was to oversee $2 trillion stimulus spending

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News Story Source:, Ellen Nakashima
Glenn Fine, who had been the acting Pentagon inspector general, was informed Monday that he was being replaced by Sean O'Donnell, currently the inspector general at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Fine is a career official who had served as acting Pentagon inspector general for four years and three months. Before that he was inspector general at the Justice Department for 11 years.

The move, which was first reported by Politico, was criticized by some as another instance of the president chafing at independent oversight. On Friday, he notified Congress that he was removing Michael Atkinson as the inspector general of the intelligence community – a decision that Trump acknowledged was in response to Atkinson's having alerted lawmakers to the existence of a whistleblower complaint about the president's dealings with Ukraine. The matter ultimately led to Trump's impeachment.

"Mr. Fine is no longer on the pandemic response accountability committee,"
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