I only care about the lockdown and do not care about this. But I do care about it if it will get Mike Pompeo fired.
Linick was scum but so are all these people, and Trump needs to start firing the big fish and stop hoaxing this stupid flu if he wants to win in November.
President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general on the recommendation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a White House official said Saturday.
Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick Friday night, notifying Congress of the decision in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump, who has targeted several government agency watchdogs in the past several weeks, told Congress he no longer had full confidence in Linick, but did not provide an explanation as to why.
“Secretary Pompeo recommended the move, and President Trump agreed,” a White House official said.
Democratic lawmakers said the inspector general was investigating potential misconduct by Pompeo.
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., launched an investigation into Linick’s removal Saturday, claiming Pompeo wanted the inspector general removed because the secretary was under investigation. Menendez and Engel have called for the White House to turn over records related to Linick’s firing.
“Such an action, transparently designed to protect Secretary Pompeo from personal accountability, would undermine the foundation of our democratic institutions and may be an illegal act of retaliation,” the lawmakers said in press release Saturday. “This concern is amplified by the fact that it came only hours after the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act, which contains additional legal protections for inspectors general.”
A Democratic aide told NBC News that Linick was scrutinizing Pompeo’s alleged misuse of a political appointee to perform personal tasks for himself and his wife, Susan.
The firing of Linick was also met with skepticism by some Republican lawmakers. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Trump must provide details to Congress about why Linick was removed.
“As I’ve said before, Congress requires written reasons justifying an IG’s removal,” said Grassley, who co-chairs the Whistleblower Protection Caucus “A general lack of confidence simply is not sufficient detail to satisfy Congress.”
Ostensibly, they’re of course pointing to Pompeo and saying “we had the authority to do this because he said so.”
But it could also be viewed as potentially shifting blame to him.
I would so much love to see Mike Pompeo fired and replaced with someone who isn’t insane. It would make it so much easier to cheerlead Trump if I didn’t think he was planning to launch a bunch of wars with this fat slob.