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x-post from LBN: Homeland Security watchdog retires early after his office was forced to retract 'fe

Original LBN thread: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142327012

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Source: Washington Post

Homeland Security watchdog retires early after his office was forced to retract ‘feel-good’ audits of disaster response

By Lisa Rein and Kimberly Kindy June 10 at 2:33 PM

John V. Kelly, the acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, announced his retirement Monday following revelations that he directed his staff to whitewash audits of the agency’s performance after federal disasters.

Kelly, 64, a career auditor who rose to the top job in 2017, announced his retirement in a brief email Monday morning to hundreds of DHS employees and contractors.

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Kelly’s announcement follows The Post’s report last week that an internal review found that Kelly overrode auditors who had found problems with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response to various disasters.

When teams of auditors flew to local communities to assess how well FEMA was helping residents recover, Kelly — then in charge of the emergency management auditing staff — directed them to ignore most problems, according to the internal review and interviews. Instead, he told them to produce what the staff dubbed “feel-good reports.”

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/homeland-security-watchdog-retires-early-after-his-office-was-forced-to-retract-feel-good-audits-of-disaster-response/2019/06/10/a370f488-8b9d-11e9-b08e-cfd89bd36d4e_story.html

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Related: How a watchdog whitewashed its oversight of FEMA’s disaster response with ‘feel good’ reports (Washington Post)

Reality-based facts came around and bit a Trumper on the ass. Needs to happen more often.

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