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Tue May 19, 2020, 12:50 PM

Trump's firing of the inspector general investigating Mike Pompeo grows even more suspicious


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with President Trump and with members of the coronavirus task force on April 8.

In the growing series of President Trump’s controversial removals of inspectors general, the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick might be the most problematic. Linick, we’ve come to find out, had been investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo personally, as well as a major decision Pompeo had approved on an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And both the White House and Pompeo have said the removal of Linick was Pompeo’s call.

On Monday, Pompeo’s office made the case for why Linick deserved to be removed. But, at least at this point, it’s pretty thin gruel.

As The Washington Post’s John Hudson and Carol Morello reported, Pompeo and his office are spotlighting two key issues with Linick: that he didn’t mesh with the State Department’s goals, and that there were leaks involving his investigations.

Here’s the crux of the case they made for Linick’s removal:
Pompeo told The Washington Post that he advised Trump to fire Linick because he was not “performing a function” that was “additive for the State Department.”


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spanone Tuesday OP
Eliot Rosewater Tuesday #1
stopdiggin Tuesday #5
Native Tuesday #2
spanone Tuesday #3
gratuitous Tuesday #4
Cha Tuesday #6
lame54 Tuesday #7

Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 12:51 PM

1. Democratic prez does this and entire country is unglued...con does it and nothing

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Tue May 19, 2020, 03:58 PM

5. that's cuz

nobody .. including his party and his base .. has any delusions about ethics or rule of law anymore. They all know what he is, and they're all along for the ride.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 02:27 PM

2. Didn't Pompeo previously state that he had no idea he was being investigated?

And now he says Linick was fired because of leaks involving his investigations?

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Response to Native (Reply #2)

Tue May 19, 2020, 02:28 PM

3. not an honest man in the entire republican party

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 02:39 PM

4. A function that was additive for the State Department? Whaaaa?

Does Pompeo know what the Inspector General's job is? Certainly crooks and murderers don't feel like the cops are performing a function that is an additive to their schemes. Sadly, criminals don't have the power to disband the police force.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 03:59 PM

6. KR!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 04:00 PM

7. Yet the MSM waste time on Trump's obvious HCQ lie...

As if he is actually taking it

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