Growing tension between administration and investigators leaves feds in murky legal territory
from Government Executive
The growing tendency of the Trump administration to butt heads with government watchdogs is putting career federal employees in a potentially difficult position, according to legal experts, forcing them to choose between insubordination and legal uncertainty. Generally speaking, oversight of federal agencies by inspectors general and the Government Accountability Office is protected in statute and compliance with requests for documents or information is not up for negotiation.
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