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Warren Pledges DOJ Task Force to Investigate Trump Officials

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she plans to create a Department of Justice task force to investigate President Donald Trump and officials who served in his administration if shes elected president.

The Democratic presidential candidate released a proposal on Jan. 21 that includes the task force, which would “hold government officials accountable for illegal activity” committed during the Trump administration.

Warren wrote about the plan: “If we are to move forward to restore public confidence in government and deter future wrongdoing, we cannot simply sweep this corruption under the rug in a new administration.”

“Thats why I will direct the Justice Department to establish a task force to investigate violations by Trump administration officials of federal bribery laws, insider trading laws, and other anti-corruption and public integrity laws, and give that task force independent authority to pursue any substantiated criminal and civil violations.”

Warren also claimed that Trump, if he loses, “will leave behind a government that has been infected by corruption and incompetence, and his vindictive actions as president suggest that he is likely to do everything he can to undermine the next president.”

“We cannot assume that everything will be fine once Donald Trump leaves office,” she said.

President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Congres Center during the World Economic Forum
President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Congres Center during the World Economic Forum
President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Congress Center during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 21, 2020. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)

The White House didnt respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.

The plan focuses on “how to get the government working for the people,” said the senator, who was in Washington on Jan. 21 for the impeachment trial.

Another part of the proposal is the enforcement of rules to prevent people Read More – Source

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