Trump administration defends Homeland Security leadership
August 16, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional watchdog's finding that the two top officials at the Department of Homeland Security are legally ineligible to hold their posts is "erroneous" and should be withdrawn, a Trump administration official said Monday.
Acting DHS general counsel Chad Mizelle defended the legality of the administration's appointments and said the timing and the author of the finding by the General Accountability Office appear to be politically motivated.
"The GAO should rescind its erroneous report immediately," Mizelle wrote in a letter to the general counsel of th...