Dems launch probe into ‘unprecedented’ firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

Dems launch probe into ‘unprecedented’ firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

[Ed. – Everything the president does is ‘unprecedented’ and merits an investigation as long as his name is Donald Trump.]

Democrats announced that they are beginning an investigation into President Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Linick’s removal. The lawmakers requested all records about Linick’s firing from the White House, the State Department, and the State Department Office of Inspector General by next Friday.

“President Trump’s unprecedented removal of Inspector General Linick is only his latest sacking of an inspector general, our government’s key independent watchdogs, from a federal agency,” they said in a press release. “We unalterably oppose the politically motivated firing of inspectors general and the president’s gutting of these critical positions.”

Engel has said that he learned the Office of the Inspector General had opened an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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