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Voice of America 20 May 2020

Pompeo Denies Retaliation, Won't Say Why Internal Watchdog Was Fired


President Donald Trump fired the State Department's internal watchdog

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied that the firing of Inspector General Steve Linick was retaliation. Linick was looking into allegations that Pompeo made a staffer perform personal errands, like walking his dog, which Pompeo dismissed as "crazy stuff."
Ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision to greenlight arms sales to Saudi Arabia against the will of Congress when he was abruptly removed from his post, congressional officials tell NBC News. Josh Lederman reports. Aired on 05/18/2020.
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