OIG Says 'Pointless' To Probe Wolf, Cuccinelli Appointments

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 10:55 PM EDT) -- The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has told lawmakers that ongoing litigation makes it "pointless" for the internal watchdog to look into the legality of the appointment of top DHS officials Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli.

The DHS OIG sent a letter Monday to U.S. Reps. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., and Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., declining the lawmakers' request for a review of whether President Donald Trump broke the law when he named Wolf as acting head of DHS and Cuccinelli as acting head of the agency's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services branch.

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