Nov 26, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Report: Top border official Mark Morgan broke rules to fund happy hours

Mark Morgan.

Mark Morgan. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Acting commissioner for the Customs and Border Protection agency Mark Morgan broke federal rules in a previous position by soliciting sponsors to pay for FBI happy hours, the San Francisco Chronicle newly reports.

Where it stands: Morgan continued the practice even after being warned that asking outside entities to fund the functions was not in compliance with federal rules, according to the Justice Department’s inspector general.

Of note: Morgan's position would generally be subject to a Senate confirmation, but he has avoided the process due to President Trump not nominating him for the permanent spot.

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