“Government watchdog groups asked President Joe Biden to weigh in on allegations against an outgoing agency inspector general. The Federal Housing Finance Authority’s Inspector General Laura Wertheimer is stepping down at the end of this month, after a report from the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency found she fostered a culture of intimidation and retaliation against whistleblowers. The agency oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Three nonprofit groups — the Project on Government Oversight, the Government Accountability Project and Empower Oversight — are calling on Biden to name an acting agency IG rather than allow Wertheimer to name her successor.”
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