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Topic - Charles Edwards
The bipartisan leaders of a key Senate panel have taken the rare step of calling for the resignation of the Homeland Security Department's inspector general, saying they have documented through whistleblowers several allegations of inappropriate behavior, including accusations he soft-pedaled an internal probe of the Secret Service prostitution scandal.
A Republican senator is raising questions about whether there was "improper contact" between the former general counsel and the acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security in its review of the Secret Service's 2012 prostitution scandal.
A Senate panel is investigating whether former Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano's close allies pushed the department's inspector general to tread lightly in its investigation of the prostitution scandal involving the U.S. Secret Service.
The acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security claimed expenses for personal travel, hired his wife as an auditor and retaliated against staff who complained, according to documents obtained by the New York Post.
It is the largest civilian agency in the U.S. government, boasts a $59 billion annual budget and more than 240,000 employees, and has responsibility for a range of matters such as immigration, border protection and airport security.
President Obama issued an executive order Wednesday allowing the Treasury Department to freeze the U.S.-based assets of anyone obstructing the administration-backed political transition in Yemen.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is questioning the U.S. Secret Service about possible involvement of White House staff in the Colombian prostitution scandal.
Corruption on the U.S. side of the Mexican border rose sharply in recent years as drug cartels targeted border agents as part of illicit drug and human trafficking, senior Obama administration officials told a Senate hearing on Thursday.
Baylor indefinitely suspended leading scorer LaceDarius Dunn on Tuesday after he surrendered to police to face an aggravated assault charge accusing him of breaking his girlfriend's jaw during an argument last week.
Mr. Edwards has denied any wrongdoing, dismissed the idea that political pressure affected his work and expressed concern that the matter could negatively influence his oversight work.
According to documents obtained by the New York Post, Mr. Edwards claimed expenses for personal travel, hired his wife as an auditor and retaliated against staff who complained.