As FEMA prepares to fight another potentially devastating stormAccording to Politico, the head of the organization, Brock Long, claims to be using personal information on government cars in a personal investigation.
Politico, who cites three people familiar with the situation, reports that Long used the cars during his drive from his North Carolina home to Washington. The inspector of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security is now investigating whether the taxpayers' money has paid Long's travel expenses or not. According to one official, during the weekends spent a long time in North Carolina, FEMA's adjutants in an area hotel at the expense of taxpayers.
In a statement to CBS News on Thursday, Jessica Nalepa, FEMA's Director of External Affairs, said, "Any questions regarding a particular investigation should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General's Office (DHS OIG)." DHS OIG Investigations. "
Nalepa added that Long was now focusing on the work of FEMA, which was preparing for, responding to, and recovering from Hurricane Florence and other active tropical systems. She called Long "an experienced and respected emergency manager."
As long as the investigation was not completed, Long would join Trump's long list of other Trump officials who, as cabinet officials, were reviewing their questionable travel expenses., former health and , former and even the current Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has been targeted for her costly or exorbitant travels during her reign.
Pruitt, Price, and Shulkin were eventually removed from their roles in the administration after they had filed complaints about abusing tax money.
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