Video Clip: The Role and Responsibilities of Inspectors General


Project on Government Oversight Executive Director Danielle Brian talked about the role and responsibilities of Inspectors General in the federal bureaucracy and how they help with congressional oversight. She also discussed how IGs do their jobs, how they are appointed and how they can be removed from office. She spoke in response to the recent firings of several Inspectors General by the Trump administration.

6 minutes


  • Accountable
  • Acting
  • Agencies
  • Appoint
  • Church Committee
  • Congressional Oversight
  • Inspectors General
  • Serve At The Pleasure Of The President
  • Subpoena
  • Watergate

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