Trump ousts top watchdog for the $2 trillion in coronavirus relief

U.S. President Donald Trump ousted on Tuesday the chairman of the federal panel Congress charged with overseeing his administration’s management of trillions of taxpayer dollars in coronavirus pandemic relief.

This is the latest move seen in an unfolding White House power play over semi-independent inspectors general across the government, according to the New York Times.

Trump has signed late March a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill in a bid to blunt economic destruction from the virus pandemic ripping through the United States.

The White House had earlier passed a stimulus package, believed to be the largest in U.S. history, by voice vote, which simply gauges if more lawmakers vote for “aye” or “nay” on whether to support it.