Speculation about why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got Donald Trump to fire the State Department’s internal watchdog has centered around two investigations, and Trump has made it clear he's perfectly fine with either abuse they were looking into.
Trump: I'd Rather Have Pompeo On The Phone With World Leaders Than Washing Dishes Because His Wife Isn't There
Trump feigns ignorance on the State Department IG firing and then says this about Pompeo using his staff for personal errands: “And now I have you telling me about dog walking, washing dishes and, you know what, I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader than have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there or his kids aren't there."
Fox continues to attack Democrats for supposedly not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time as they downplay investigating the firing of yet another Inspector General (the FOURTH in six weeks) as just more partisan bickering.
Fox Yakkers Gripe About Democrats Investigating Instead Of Legislating While Ignoring Covid-19 Relief Bill
Fox's Outnumbered hosts complain about Democrats wanting to investigate the firing of the State Department IG rather than legislating on coronavirus relief, ignoring the fact that the House just passed another relief bill just days before.
MSNBC's Alex Witt and Monica Alba discuss the late night firing of the State Department Inspector General Steve Linick.
Trump has purged yet another inspector general, State Department IG Steve Linick.
Glenn Fine was also removed as the Defense Department's acting IG and as chair of the Pandemic Response Team. Could it be he wouldn't let Trump run wild with the $2 trillion in the CARES package?
The committee, led by Lindsey Graham, is expected to obfuscate on Trump's behalf.
Barr is attacking the inspector general's report for not helping him undermine U.S. intelligence agencies.
The inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a scathing report finding that the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection has failed in its core mission of protecting whistleblowers, and instead has doubled down on the retaliation that is widespread in the agency.
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