Charles Edwards Under Investigation by CIGIE for Misconduct

Cause of Action’s own two-year investigation into Charles Edwards prompted us to raise concerns to President Obama about complaints filed about his misconduct

FOIA Follies: The Template for FOIA Responses from DHS

DHS recently responded to a FOIA request by sending not a final letter, but the template language for FOIA responses.

Cause of Action responds to resignation of DHS Deputy IG Charles Edwards

Cause of Action, a government accountability group which has investigated Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Inspector General (IG) Charles Edwards, issued the following response to his resignation. Executive Director Dan Epstein: “Cause of Action has investigated Charles Edwards for two years, working with information from credible insiders, and filing […]

Washington Post: Senators call for resignation of embattled Homeland Security auditor

Read the full story here: Washington Post The government watchdog group Cause of Action wrote to Obama in July asking him to fire Edwards. The organization applauded Wednesday’s bipartisan call for the inspector general’s resignation.   “The complete lack of transparency and accountability at [the Department of Homeland Security] must come […]

Statement: Cause of Action on Deputy IG Charles Edwards stonewalling Congress

Cause of Action, a government accountability group which has investigated Department of Homeland Security Deputy Inspector General (IG) Charles Edwards, issued the following response to the letter sent by Chairman McCaskill and Ranking Member Johnson to IG Edwards regarding his delay in providing information related to the Senate’s investigation. Executive […]

Washington Post: Dual investigations exacerbate President Obama’s problems with political appointees

Dual investigations exacerbate President Obama’s problems with political appointees By Josh Hicks, Published: July 30 at 6:00 am President Obama faces a bit of a crisis these days with political appointees as he deals with longstanding vacancies in many top administration positions and fierce opposition against some of his latest nominees for those roles. Two recent controversies have […]

The Hill: Dan Epstein: Who should be holding whom accountable?

Who should be holding whom accountable?  By Dan Epstein  July 12, 2013 Inspectors General, who hold federal agencies accountable by conducting audits and, when needed, investigating alleged misconduct, are in place to provide oversight over how taxpayer funded federal agencies are operating. But what happens if the inspectors are allegedly […]