Since Donald Trump initially won the 2016 presidential election, Democrats in Congress called for investigations into him and his 2016 presidential campaign.
And, since he took his oath office on January 20, 2017, he has faced more than two years of congressional investigations and two years of a special counsel investigation.
Even today, three years since he first entered the White House, he is staring down an impeachment trial to have him removed from office.
Those investigations will continue if Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is elected in 2020, ABC News reports.
Per the report:
The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday released a plan that her campaign says will “restore integrity and competence” to government after President Donald Trump. She said that an independent task force would operate within the Justice Department and hold the previous administration’s officials “accountable for illegal activity.”
According to the report, Warren would seek out all Trump political appointees and would void their federal contracts; all those who “arose as the result of corruption.”
“The next president will need to have the energy, expertise, and vision to safeguard our country, rebuild the government swiftly, and make fundamental changes so that it works for the American people,” Warren said in her new proposal, per the Washington Examiner.
The report adds that Warren is still a leading contender in the race, often polling within the top three just behind former Vice President Joe Biden and fellow Senator Bernie Sanders.
Warren’s campaign also notes, however, that the task force’s authority would be limited in scope and that Justice Department personnel would have independent prosecuting authority, meaning the White House wouldn’t be directing its work or conclusions.
Presidents can use executive actions to wield broad power over the federal government, including creating task forces. Warren’s campaign points to previous examples, like when the Justice Department created a task force to investigate the 2001 collapse of energy giant Enron.
The senator has pledged broad structural changes to the nation’s political and economic system, but her plan for remaking the federal bureaucracy focuses more on the immediate logistics of governing. As part of it, the senator promised that her Cabinet will be at least 50% women or non-binary people and that she’d announce all of its positions by Dec. 1, less than a month after Election Day. She said her administration would fill all senior and mid-level White House positions by Inauguration Day next January.