Trump names White House lawyer to be watchdog over coronavirus bailout money

Brian Anderson will make sure taxpayer money is spent correctly during the pandemic and recovery.

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President Trump on April 2, 2020
President Trump on April 2, 2020
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April 3, 2020 - 10:15pm

President Trump on Friday named a White House lawyer to be the chief watchdog to oversee the spending of $2 trillion in coronavirus stimulus money. 

Brian D. Miller, a special assistant to the president and a senior associate White House counsel, will serve as Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery inside the Treasury Department.

Miller served as the Senate-confirmed Inspector General for the General Services Administration for nearly a decade, where he led more than 300 auditors, special agents, attorneys, and support staff in conducting nationwide audits and investigations.  

As the GSA IG, Miller reported on fraud, waste, and abuse, including lavish spending on employee conference trips to Las Vegas. 

Previously he served inside the Justice Department as a lawyer for the deputy attorney general and as a federal prosecutor in Virginia.