“I’ll be the oversight”: Trump claims he can gag Congress’s watchdog for coronavirus bailouts

Jeremy B. Merrill
“I’ll be the oversight”: Trump claims he can gag Congress’s watchdog for coronavirus bailouts

This week the US Congress wrangled over how to ensure pandemic relief loans for corporations were given out responsibly. Under the final legislation, an independent watchdog is supposed to gather information for lawmakers about those loans and, if they get thwarted, let Congress know. Yesterday Donald Trump announced that he was going to ignore all that.