Media Mention

Former Watchdogs on Trump’s Denigration of Inspectors General

April 7, 2020

Note: this piece was originally published on The National Law Journal, and features a quote from recent statement by co-founders and additional members of Checks & Balances. 


President Donald Trump was a half hour into his press briefing Monday, touting the 1.8 million coronavirus tests he claimed had been conducted nationwide, when a question put him in a familiar position in his relations with the media: on the offensive.

“These actions send a clear message to inspectors general that they’re going to be in danger if they criticize the administration,” Jenner & Block’s Neil Barofsky said. “That is not how it’s supposed to work.”


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