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Democrats launch probe of Trump's firing of State Department watchdog

Credit: Reuters- Published on May 16, 2020
Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trump's move to oust the State Department's internal watchdog, accusing the president of escalating his fight against any oversight of his administration.
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Published on May 19, 2020 -  00:32
Trump Puts Blame On Pompeo For Firing State Department's Inspector General
President Donald Trump won’t take responsibility for firing the State Department’s inspector general. According to Business Insider, Trump fired him at the request of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Reports show that Steve Linick was investigating Pompeo before he was fired. Linick was looking into Pompeo’s decision to expedite an $8 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia. He was also looking into allegations of Pompeo using government employees to run personal errands.

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