FTC Inspector General Rebukes Lina Khan for Hiring Unpaid ‘Experts’

The FTC under Lina Khan was reprimanded by the agency’s inspector general for bringing in unpaid “experts” and consultants, creating potential legal and compliance risks, including conflicts of interest.

The lack of formal employment contracts allowed Khan’s FTC to avoid the usual checks and balances involved in hiring federal officials, creating the opportunity for leftist Khan to bring in radical progressives.

According to the FTC Inspector General’s audit, obtained by Bloomberg News, the agency did not have a clear process for bringing in unpaid consultants.

Via Bloomberg:

“Without formal agreements, the FTC is unnecessarily exposed to operational, legal, compliance, and reputational risks,” the audit found, noting that decisions based on consultants’ work could be invalidated or cause other problems for the FTC. the agency because they are not. full-time or part-time federal employees.

The report also revealed that the agency did not have a clear process for recruiting or onboarding unpaid consultants and experts. The audit recommended the agency adopt policies within 60 days for when it will use unpaid workers, how they will be selected and deployed within the agency, and take steps to ensure that ‘they don’t do work that requires full-time government employees.

In documents used to justify hiring the consultants, the FTC said several of the people would “play critical roles in the strategic direction of the commission,” the audit found, and that many would have “broad latitude of accountability.” “.

Breitbart News previously reported on the sweeping FTC hiring decisions of Khan, including one of Google’s most left-leaning former employees, Meredith Whittaker. Whittaker is a progressive radical who worked on “fair machine learning” at Google, the field that mixes the racist assumptions of critical race theory with computer science.

An outspoken political supporter, Whittaker successfully lobbied the company to shut down an AI ethics board over its inclusion of conservative Heritage Foundation chair Kay Coles James.

Allum Bokhari is Breitbart News’ Senior Technology Correspondent. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.


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