Trump fires state department watchdog ’investigating Mike Pompeo’

Trump fires state department watchdog ’investigating Mike Pompeo’

President Trump has removed State Department IG Steve Linick, the 4th inspector general he has fired since April, who was said to have been probing claims Pompeo made a staffer walk his dog and pick up his dry cleaning. Linick has been replaced with an ally of VP Pence. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the firing ’could be unlawful’ if it was intended to retaliate against one of his investigations

Ben Song
Ben Song
Penguin 3 months

Not a good sign when the President is firing Inspector Generals left and right during a pandemic. “In April, [Trump] fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, who informed congressional leaders about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump’s impeachment.” “Earlier this month, Trump removed Glenn Fine as acting inspector general at the Defense Department, a move that stripped him of his post as chairman of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee. Fine had been selected by fellow inspectors general to chair the committee charged with overseeing the roughly $2 trillion stimulus deal, passed last month by Congress and signed into law by Trump to mitigate the economic damage caused by the pandemic.”

Boo 3 months

What goes around comes around. No issue firing those with an agenda to undermine the current admin from the previous admin.

Doug 3 months

Yet another fired IG - troubling. Seems they wanted him out because of Ukrainegate, and he was also investigating Pompeo; possible retribution must be investigated. Replacement is former Pence aide.

Jay 3 months

Another Democrat gets his snowflake shit handed to him! Vote Republicans across the ballot

michael 3 months

trump is hostile towards the idea of oversight. conservatives screamed about the ammount of power Obama was centrilizing, but are either being quiet or even encouraging the same kind of expansion of power for trump. same during bush. stop listening to your republican clerics, they want to erode the entire constitution because it gets in the way of their ideal fundamentalist regressive theocracy.

Shalyn 3 months

In other words your upset that he fired an incompetent employee. If they waited until all investigations were closed and done with, they will just open a new investigation. Sorry Democrats , but you have literally thrown EVERYTHING at him trying to make ANYTHING stick. Even making up so called crimes against everyone he knows or deals with. Going so far as to set up and entrap a great man who served our country with dignity literally wrecking his whole life AND all his families lives. Bankrupted him and dissected his life shattering it to a million pieces and putting more pressure and stress on an INNOCENT man.. you will soon see the diamond that makes it through to the other side of this. However my point is that you have cried wolf far too many times. Honestly even if you started telling the truth and reporting the truth NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE YOU! No one believes ANYTHING they see on the news anymore. They have made themselves completely useless and have eroded the trust Americans used to have of any and all news channels. Now however you have to become a reporter yourself and research everything just to find out the unbiased unpolished and unmanipulated. You know the TRUTH. I am still waiting for someone to start a old school paper type unbiased reporting only facts. Not skewed in ANY direction. There is a HUGE need and desire for this. If someone would just do that. Go back to normal unbiased news. They would be the most successful business in the entire country, possibly the world. We are all sick of propaganda

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 3 months

Investigated for having a staffer walk his dog and pick up his dry cleaning... wtf? Who cares? Is that a priority? He had nothing else to focus on? Obamagate not worth looking into? Joe Biden being a creepy asshole who molested his former staffer not important? No wonder this guy was fired. What a clown.

Doug 3 months

Using public servants for personal errands is one thing but using "emergency" powers for Saudi arms sales on another scale of abuse of power. Congress and media have to protect whistleblowers and especially inspectors general.

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Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 3 months

This is the guy that was under investigation for mishandling classified information

Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 3 months

Swamp creature down. Good thing

Jason sherman
Jason sherman 3 months

Good news!!

Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 3 months

He was mishandling classified information among other things its it's a good thing hes gone

yuckycrumpet 3 months

Brietbart all like thanks Obama. That’s the excuse we need. Trump did it for real reasons though. Oh wait they didn’t actually say? Well dang.

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