- Jul 2007
- So. Md.
She's becoming my favorite candidate. I think this is important. Things have gone on in the government under Trump that must be investigated.
Elizabeth Warren says she’ll create a federal task force to investigate corruption during the Trump administration if she’s elected president.
The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday released a plan that her campaign says will “restore integrity and competence” to government after President Donald Trump. She said that an independent task force would operate within the Justice Department and hold the previous administration’s officials “accountable for illegal activity.”
Warren also plans to ask for the resignations of all Trump political appointees and void any federal contracts that “arose as the result of corruption.”
“The next president will need to have the energy, expertise, and vision to safeguard our country, rebuild the government swiftly, and make fundamental changes so that it works for the American people,” Warren wrote in an online post unveiling the proposal.
Warren's campaign also notes, however, that the task force's authority would be limited in scope and that Justice Department personnel would have independent prosecuting authority, meaning the White House wouldn't be directing its work or conclusions.
Elizabeth Warren says she’ll create a federal task force to investigate corruption during the Trump administration if she’s elected president