The Government Accountability Office will be investigating Trump’s voter fraud commission thanks to the efforts of Democratic Sens. Cory Booker (NJ), Michael Bennet (CO), and Amy Klobuchar (MN).
The Senators requested the GAO investigation after the voter fraud commission refused to respond to congressional requests for invitations about their activities.
The Democrats originally requested:
The GAO responded:
Dear Senator Bennet:
Thank you for your letter of October 18, 2017, jointly signed by Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and Senator Cory A. Booker, requesting that the Government Accountability Office review the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
GAO accepts your request as work that is within the scope of its authority. At the current time we anticipate that staff with the required skills will be available to initiate an engagement in about five months. Your request has been assigned to Mr. George Scott, Managing Director, Homeland Security and Justice. Closer to the time GAO can start this engagement, Mr. Scott or a member of his team will contact Mr. Brian Appel to confirm that this request continues to be your priority for us. As applicable we will also be in contact with the cognizant Inspector General’s office to ensure that we are not duplicating efforts. If an issue arises during this coordination, we will consult with you regarding its resolution.
The investigation would not have been necessary if Trump’s “Election Integrity Commission” was open and transparent with their activities. The voter fraud commission was always intended to suppress the vote, but Democrats are fighting back. Without the majority in the Senate or House, their powers are limited, but they are using their resources to protect the right to vote.
The probe is a win for Democrats, as Trump is finding out the hard way that Democrats are up to the challenge and taking him on.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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