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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

 

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Who will watch the watchmen? The former Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security routinely passed information about investigations to department officials according to a Senate Report. From The Washington Post:

The top watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security altered and delayed investigations at the request of senior administration officials, compromising his independent role as an inspector general, according to a new report from a Senate oversight panel.

Charles K. Edwards, who served as acting DHS inspector general from 2011 through 2013, routinely shared drinks and dinner with department leaders and gave them inside information about the timing and findings of investigations, according to the report from an oversight panel of the Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee.

Should we be surprised?


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