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Topic - John Sandweg
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.
The former head of the Department of Homeland Security's advanced research unit is the latest high-profile DHS official to join a contracting supergroup co-founded by the former director of the Secret Service, reinforcing the concerns of a Senate subcommittee that the agency's inspector general was influenced in his review of the service's 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.
Taking crowdsourcing to the next level, the federal government unveiled a new "predator app" Thursday that is designed to enlist Americans in urgent hunts for potential sex predators by pushing photos and descriptions of suspects onto their mobile phones.
Many of the websites masquerade as legitimate e-commerce outlets while selling shoddy or even dangerous imitation goods, said John Sandweg, acting director of ICE.