Trump's Top DHS Officials Aren't Legally Eligible For Their Jobs, Watchdog Says - 2020-08-14

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F364.png Trump's Top DHS Officials Aren't Legally Eligible For Their Jobs, Watchdog Says August 14, 2020, Sara Boboltz, Huffington Post

President Donald Trump violated federal law with his picks to lead the Department of Homeland Security, the Government Accountability Office announced on Friday.

Both acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli do not fit the requirements to temporarily fill positions that require Senate approval as outlined in the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.

The GAO, a watchdog agency that reports to Congress, determined that Wolf and Cuccinelli are serving under an invalid order of succession, following the departure of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in April 2019.

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