Report: Investigation Into FEMA Head Brock Long Referred to Prosecutors
An investigation into Brock Long, the Trump administration’s top emergency management official, has been referred to prosecutors who will determine whether to pursue federal charges. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator and two other officials might have “broken multiple laws” when they took frequent trips from Washington, D.C., to Long’s home in Hickory, North Carolina, on the taxpayers’ dime. The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, and Long claimed he is cooperating. Long, the IG’s office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, and the White House all declined to comment to the newspaper.