Pompeo Defends Firing of Internal State Department Investigator

Posted on May 20, 2020 10:51 am
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday staunchly defended his request that President Donald Trump fire the State Department’s internal watchdog, saying he “should have done it some time ago.”

But the top U.S. diplomat, speaking at a State Department news conference, declined to say why he felt that Inspector General Steve Linick was undermining the agency’s operations.

“I can’t give you specificity,” he told reporters, saying he “can’t talk about personnel matters.”

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