Trump official hit with whistleblower complaint for ‘gross mismanagement’ and ‘abuse of authority’: report

A top Trump homeland security official is the target of a whistleblower complaint accusing him of sabotaging President Biden's immigration policies by agreeing to hand policy controls to the pro-Trump union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the New York Times reports.

"The complaint accuses Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II of 'gross mismanagement, gross waste of government funds and abuse of authority' over the labor agreements he signed with the immigration agents' union the day before President Biden's inauguration," the Times reports. "Mr. Cuccinelli — an immigration hard-liner whose legal legitimacy to serve in senior positions at the Department of Homeland Security was contested — essentially sought to tie Mr. Biden's hands, according to the complaint."

According to the whistleblower's lawyer David Z. Seide, the "abuse of authority is shocking." The whistleblower, his lawyer says, is a current federal employee who wishes to remain anonymous.

Read the full report over at The New York Times.