Pompeo: Retaliation against fmr. IG impossible since I didn't know what he was investigating
Secretary Mike Pompeo has spoken out on why he recommended the State Department inspector general to be fired. One America's Mary Holman took a look at what he had to say.
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. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he was questioned about an investigation before recommending the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN with more on that plus other developments from Washington. Krystal and Saagar look at reports that Amazon VP quit, after Amazon fired whistleblowers, workers that protested unsafe working conditions. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied knowing that the Office of the Inspector General was conducting any investigations into him, despite confirming that he answered a series of questions sent by the office earlier this year. President Donald Trump later fired IG Steve Linick at Pompeo's recommendation.