House Democrats Reveal Reform Package to Prevent Presidential Corruption

House Democrats have revealed a comprehensive reform package designed to prevent presidential corruption and curtail abuse of executive powers.

The “Protect Our Democracy Act” gives Congress “more oversight over investigations, enhances protections for whistleblowers, and says that a president can only remove an inspector general at an agency for cause,” according to Axios. “It also requires the attorney general to maintain a log of certain communications between the Department of Justice and the White House, strengthens Congress’ ability to enforce subpoenas, and requires political committees to report foreign contacts to the FBI.” read more

Trump Administration Tells House Democrats to Shove It

Donald Trump’s White House has completely ignored House Democrat requests for documents, and the administration expects to get away with it reported POLITICO this morning.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) wrote to the White House last month demanding information about Trump’s national emergency declaration. Nadler’s February 22 deadline came and went without a response — or even an acknowledgement of the request from anyone in the Trump administration. read more