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Inspector General accuses Trump-appointed director of ethics violations

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The Office of the Inspector General is accusing the Architect of the Capitol of abusing his authority, misusing government property and ethics violations. The Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton was appointed by former President Donald Trump as the 12th person to hold the title. He is accused of giving tours of the capitol building to family members while the building was closed due to COVID-19 protocols in September 2020.
Published 3 months ago · Washington, United States

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Inspector General accuses Trump-appointed director of ethics violations

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Architect of the Capitol accused of ethics violations, offering ‘patriots’ private tours

The Office of the Inspector General says Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton abused his authority, misused government property and wasted taxpayer money, including offering private tours to “Patriots” in the weeks leading up the November 2020 election.He was appointed by former President Donald Trump. The IG report said Blanton’s wife offered private tours of the U.S. Capitol in September 2020, during the time the building was closed due t…

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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