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Thu May 28, 2020, 11:02 PM

Inspector general fired over leaks had been cleared of wrongdoing before ouster: report

Source: the hill


By Ellen Mitchell - 05/28/20 07:38 PM EDT


The State Department inspector general fired by President Trump over alleged leaks to the media had been cleared of any wrongdoing earlier this year, long before his dismissal, CNN reported Thursday.

An investigation by the Pentagon's Office of Inspector General found no evidence that Steve Linick or anyone from his office shared information with the media about an inquiry into the State Department that Linick’s office was working on, two unnamed sources told the outlet.

The Defense Department's inspector general reportedly shared the findings of its report verbally with the State Department. Linick shared the results with State Department in March, roughly two months before he was fired, according to CNN.

Linick reportedly requested the independent Pentagon investigation after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded a probe into State Department leaks.......................

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/500048-inspector-general-fired-over-leaks-had-been-cleared-of-wrongdoing-before

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