Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his second in command on Thursday defied subpoenas requiring them to testify before an oversight commission about ganglike groups of deputies and an investigative unit that has targeted the sheriff’s critics. The snub is the latest ploy in an increasingly hostile power struggle between Villanueva and the Sheriff Civilian OversightContinue reading “Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas”

Pro-Putin party set to win Russian election after Navalny clampdown

Russia holds final day of parliamentary election Crackdown crushed Kremlin critics ahead of vote Activists promote tactical voting plan Watchdog records violations Russians voted on Sunday in the final stretch of a three-day parliamentary election that the ruling party is expected to win emphatically after a crackdown that crushed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s movement andContinue reading “Pro-Putin party set to win Russian election after Navalny clampdown”

Report: Watchdog Finds Trump Admin Created Obstacles That Delayed Relief Aid To Puerto Rico

The Trump administration lined up unprecedented bureaucratic obstacles that delayed approximately $20 billion in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico, according to an inspector general report that could be released publicly as soon as Thursday. In a 46-page document first reported by the Washington Post early Thursday, the inspector general said it uncovered procedural hurdles created by theContinue reading “Report: Watchdog Finds Trump Admin Created Obstacles That Delayed Relief Aid To Puerto Rico”

How Elaine Chao Used Her Cabinet Post To Help Her Family Make Millions

Buried Report Catalogues Trump Transportation Department Support of Shipping Business; Barr Refused to Prosecute In January 2017, upon confirmation as secretary of the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao committed to separating herself from her family’s shipping interests. Looking back, it’s clear she didn’t. During the Trump administration, itself awash with emoluments and ethics concerns, Chao’s ability toContinue reading “How Elaine Chao Used Her Cabinet Post To Help Her Family Make Millions”

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