US lawmakers slam Trump’s firing of watchdog investigating Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

Congressional Democrats are protesting US President Donald Trump’s decision to remove the Transportation Department’s acting inspector general, the latest in a string of actions by Trump to fire or replace government watchdogs.The Democratic chairs of three House panels on Tuesday demanded that Mitch Behm be reinstated immediately as acting inspector general.The lawmakers also demanded that the Trump administration turn over information about current investigations that might have played a role…

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