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Last week, I gave you the meat and potatoes on the inspector general who is failing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — Joseph V. Cuffari.

Well, now it’s time to feast. The first three episodes of POGO’s new podcast, Bad Watchdog — a six-part investigative miniseries digging deep into Cuffari’s shocking track record — are out now. Through Cuffari’s story, Bad Watchdog shows us the tangible, human impact of treating oversight, accountability, and ethics as empty promises.

In lieu of The Bridge today, I’m encouraging you to give the podcast a listen. More on the first three episodes below.

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The Missing Text Messages 

Deleted Secret Service texts may hold important answers about the January 6 insurrection, but Homeland Security watchdog Joseph Cuffari failed to tell Congress they were missing until explosive testimony by a former White House aide raised the stakes.

Listen: Episode 1

The Tip of the Iceberg

A troubling pattern of ignoring serious misconduct at DHS begins to emerge, as POGO researcher and podcast host Maren Machles digs deeper into DHS watchdog Joseph Cuffari’s record.

Listen: Episode 2

Abuse of Power and People

POGO investigators discover that Homeland Security watchdog Cuffari removed damaging findings from an official report about dozens of cases of domestic abuse by DHS law enforcement agents with access to firearms.

Listen: Episode 3

Bad Watchdog is available to stream on Spotify, Apple, Stitcher, Amazon, and POGO’s website. Give it a listen — and rate, review, or respond to this email to let us know what you think.