This is alarming and totally predictable: White House orders agencies to ignore Democrats’ oversight requests
The White House is telling federal agencies to blow off Democratic lawmakers’ oversight requests, as Republicans fear the information could be weaponized against President Donald Trump.
At meetings with top officials for various government departments this spring, Uttam Dhillon, a White House lawyer, told agencies not to cooperate with such requests from Democrats, according to Republican sources inside and outside the administration.
It appears to be a formalization of a practice that had already taken hold, as Democrats have complained that their oversight letters requesting information from agencies have gone unanswered since January, and the Trump administration has not yet explained the rationale.
You know that grifting works best if no one is paying attention, right? So if you direct all the agencies to pay no attention, well, it’s a day of Jubilee for sticky-fingered crooks like the Trumps.