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Ousted State Department IG tells Congress top officials knew of probes into Pompeo

Ousted State Department IG tells Congress top officials knew of probes into Pompeo

Steve Linick, who was fired last month, testified before members of the House Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform Committees, as well as the Senate Foreig [...]

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Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general | WTOP

Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and misman [...]

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Democrats Expand Probe Into Firing of State Dept. Watchdog

Democrats say they will interview officials who may have information about the ouster of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick... The Democratic Nati [...]

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Mike Pompeo says he ‘regrets’ not recommending IG Steve Linick ouster sooner

Mike Pompeo says he ‘regrets’ not recommending IG Steve Linick ouster sooner

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he “regrets” he didn’t recommend that former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick be fired earlier.

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Grassley says White House 'failed' on watchdog firings

Grassley says White House 'failed' on watchdog firings

The White House said said Trump “acted within his constitutional and statutory authority” when he fired Michael Atkinson and Steve Linick.

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Pompeo: Ousted IG should have been fired ‘some time ago’

Pompeo: Ousted IG should have been fired ‘some time ago’

Secretary of State Pompeo spoke a day after it emerged that IG Steve Linick may have been looking into private, elite dinners Pompeo has held in the sumptuous [...]

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President Trump notified Congress of his decision to terminate Steve Linick, the [...]

President Trump notified Congress of his decision to terminate Steve Linick, the State Department's inspector general, on Friday.

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Pompeo defends IG firing: 'Should have done it some time ago'

Pompeo defends IG firing: 'Should have done it some time ago'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday rejected allegations that he recommended the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick as retaliati [...]

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Even Mike Pompeo's Dog Drew Scrutiny from Ousted Inspector General

Even Mike Pompeo's Dog Drew Scrutiny from Ousted Inspector General

Inspector General Steve Linick's investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo included allegations that he made a staffer walk his dog.

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Pompeo says he wasn't aware State Department watchdog was investigating him

Pompeo says he wasn't aware State Department watchdog was investigating him

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed he asked President Trump to fire State Inspector General Steve Linick, accusing him of "undermining" his department's m [...]

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Pelosi seeks information on firing of State Department IG after Saudi arms sale talk

Pelosi seeks information on firing of State Department IG after Saudi arms sale talk

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on President Trump to provide additional information about the decision to fire State Department Inspector General Steve [...]

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Dem Rep Engel: State Dept IG was fired while investigating Saudi arms deal

Dem Rep Engel: State Dept IG was fired while investigating Saudi arms deal

A Democratic congressman who launched an investigation into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick claimed Monday the termination came a [...]

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Trump faces bipartisan criticism over decision to fire 4th Inspector General Friday night

Trump faces bipartisan criticism over decision to fire 4th Inspector General Friday night

The president fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, prompting Republican Utah Senator Mitt Romney to describe the move as a "threat to account [...]

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Romney Rips Trump's Firing of State Dept. IG

Romney Rips Trump's Firing of State Dept. IG

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is condemning President Donald Trump's firings of internal government watchdogs as a "threat to accountable democracy."In a tweet Sat [...]

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Top Democrats Open Investigation into Ouster of State Dept. Inspector General

Top Democrats Open Investigation into Ouster of State Dept. Inspector General

The lawmakers said that they believed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recommended Steve Linick’s removal because he had opened an investigation into Mr. Pompeo’ [...]

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Trump removes State Dept. Inspector General

Trump removes State Dept. Inspector General

Steve Linick, who was named to lead the office of the inspector general at the State Department by President Barack Obama, will be replaced by Stephen Akard, t [...]

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Fired watchdog tells Congress he told top officials about Pompeo probe

Fired watchdog tells Congress he told top officials about Pompeo probe

Former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick said he told three people about the review, all of whom represent Pompeo’s innermost circle at the State [...]

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Fired State Department watchdog defends role, says he has acted 'without regard to politics'

Fired State Department watchdog defends role, says he has acted 'without regard to politics'

Fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick defended his work as “impartial” and “without regard to politics,” during closed-door testimony on Capito [...]

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Pompeo defends dismissal of State Department watchdog: 'He was investigating policies he simply didn't like'

Pompeo defends dismissal of State Department watchdog: 'He was investigating policies he simply didn't like'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended the firing earlier this month of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, telling "The Ingraham Angle" Thur [...]

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White House, State Dept. fail to turn over documents related to firing of watchdog

Congressional investigators believe the watchdog's firing was direct retaliation for Steve Linick pursuing an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [...]

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Pompeo denies State Dept. inspector general was fired in retaliation

Pompeo denies State Dept. inspector general was fired in retaliation

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday defended the recent firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, sharply denying allegations the firi [...]

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Pompeo on Sen. Bob Menendez: 'I Don't Get My Ethics Guidance from a Man Who Was Criminally Prosecuted'

Pompeo on Sen. Bob Menendez: 'I Don't Get My Ethics Guidance from a Man Who Was Criminally Prosecuted'

Wednesday, during a briefing with the media, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fired a shot at Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is believed to be behind and actively [...]

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Fired State Department watchdog was probing protocol office

Fired State Department watchdog was probing protocol office

The probe may have contributed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s push to oust Steve Linick.

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Sen. Schumer Says Republicans Need to Speak Up on IG's Firing

Sen. Schumer Says Republicans Need to Speak Up on IG's Firing

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says Republicans need to speak up after President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Lin [...]

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Video: Trump defends ousting of State Department inspector general

Video: Trump defends ousting of State Department inspector general

The president said it was at Secretary Mike Pompeo's request; Steve Linick was working on two probes, one of which reportedly involved the secretary of state.

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Fired State Department watchdog was looking into possible impropriety in Saudi arms sale, Congressional Democrats say

Fired State Department watchdog was looking into possible impropriety in Saudi arms sale, Congressional Democrats say

Democrats said that ousted Inspector General Steve Linick was probing how the State Department pushed through a $7 billion Saudi arms sale over congressional o [...]

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House Chairman Eliot Engel says firing of State Dept. IG may be linked to Saudi arms sale: Report

House Chairman Eliot Engel says firing of State Dept. IG may be linked to Saudi arms sale: Report

The recent firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick may be linked to an investigation into President Trump’s emergency declaration to push a c [...]

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Pelosi: Congress Will Investigate Trump Firing State Department IG, It 'Could be Unlawful'

Pelosi: Congress Will Investigate Trump Firing State Department IG, It 'Could be Unlawful'

Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Congress would look into President Donald Trump's firing of Steve Linick, the | Clips

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Congressional Democrats launch investigation into Trump's firing of State Department IG

Congressional Democrats launch investigation into Trump's firing of State Department IG

The top Democrats on the House and Senate Foreign Affairs committees launched an investigation Saturday into President Trump's Friday night firing of State Dep [...]

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Another Friday night firing: Trump dumps State Department inspector general - amNewYork

BY KANISHKA SINGH President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick late on Friday, with the ousting leading to heavy criticism

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State Department inspector general fired by Trump defends record to lawmakers

State Department inspector general fired by Trump defends record to lawmakers

Fired State Department inspector general Steve Linick defended his record on Wednesday in a transcribed virtual interview with lawmakers investigating his remo [...]

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Dems to Interview Ousted State Department Watchdog

Dems to Interview Ousted State Department Watchdog

Members of three House and Senate committees will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of an investigation by [...]

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Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees on Friday announced they are expanding an ongoing investigation into the circumstan [...]

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House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

The Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee are calling on the Trump administration to reverse the firing of State Department Inspector Gener [...]

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Opinion | This is the real scandal the State Department IG should have been investigating

Opinion | This is the real scandal the State Department IG should have been investigating

Steve Linick's dismissal is raising questions about a massive arms deal, but there's much more U.S. policy that needs to be examined.

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Mike Pompeo blames Bob Menendez over IG firing controversy

Mike Pompeo blames Bob Menendez over IG firing controversy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he didn’t retaliate against Steve Linick when he asked President Trump to fire him as State Department inspector general — [...]

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Pompeo defends firing of State Department watchdog

Pompeo defends firing of State Department watchdog

President Trump notified Congress of his decision to terminate Steve Linick, the State Department's inspector general, on Friday.

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Grassley demands Trump to give reasoning for firing of State Department inspector general

Grassley demands Trump to give reasoning for firing of State Department inspector general

A top Senate Republican Monday called on President Trump to “provide a detailed reasoning” for the firing late last week of State Department Inspector General [...]

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Grassley asks Trump for 'explanation' on firing of top State Dept. watchdog to ensure it's not for 'political reasons'

Grassley asks Trump for 'explanation' on firing of top State Dept. watchdog to ensure it's not for 'political reasons'

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is demanding President Trump explain to Congress why he fired the State Department inspector general Steve Linick. 

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State Dept. Investigator Fired by Trump Had Examined Weapons Sales to Saudis and Emiratis

State Dept. Investigator Fired by Trump Had Examined Weapons Sales to Saudis and Emiratis

A Democratic House committee chairman said the investigation might have been “another reason” for the firing of the inspector general, Steve A. Linick.

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Meet Sherman, the dog at the heart of the Mike Pompeo scandal

Meet Sherman, the dog at the heart of the Mike Pompeo scandal

Ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was reportedly investigating accusations staffers carried out personal tasks for Mike Pompeo, including [...]

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Sen. Johnson Decries 'Huffing And Puffing' Over IG Firing

Sen. Johnson Decries 'Huffing And Puffing' Over IG Firing

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Sunday he won't shed any "crocodile tears" over President Donald Trump's firing of the Department of State inspector general.In [...]

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Video: President Trump fires the State Department inspector general

Video: President Trump fires the State Department inspector general

The removal of Inspector General Steve Linick makes the fourth federal watchdog to be fired in the last six weeks.

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Pompeo recommended firing of now-ousted State Department IG: official

Pompeo recommended firing of now-ousted State Department IG: official

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recommended to President Trump that he fire now-ousted Inspector General Steve Linick, a State Department official told Fox News [...]

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Ousted State Department IG tells Congress top officials knew of probes into Pompeo

Ousted State Department IG tells Congress top officials knew of probes into Pompeo

Steve Linick, who was fired last month, testified before members of the House Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform Committees, as well as the Senate Foreig [...]

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State Department inspector general fired by Trump defends record to lawmakers

State Department inspector general fired by Trump defends record to lawmakers

Fired State Department inspector general Steve Linick defended his record on Wednesday in a transcribed virtual interview with lawmakers investigating his remo [...]

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Fired State Department watchdog defends role, says he has acted 'without regard to politics'

Fired State Department watchdog defends role, says he has acted 'without regard to politics'

Fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick defended his work as “impartial” and “without regard to politics,” during closed-door testimony on Capito [...]

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Democrats Expand Probe Into Firing of State Dept. Watchdog

Democrats say they will interview officials who may have information about the ouster of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick... The Democratic Nati [...]

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Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees on Friday announced they are expanding an ongoing investigation into the circumstan [...]

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Pompeo defends dismissal of State Department watchdog: 'He was investigating policies he simply didn't like'

Pompeo defends dismissal of State Department watchdog: 'He was investigating policies he simply didn't like'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended the firing earlier this month of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, telling "The Ingraham Angle" Thur [...]

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Grassley says White House 'failed' on watchdog firings

Grassley says White House 'failed' on watchdog firings

The White House said said Trump “acted within his constitutional and statutory authority” when he fired Michael Atkinson and Steve Linick.

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Opinion | This is the real scandal the State Department IG should have been investigating

Opinion | This is the real scandal the State Department IG should have been investigating

Steve Linick's dismissal is raising questions about a massive arms deal, but there's much more U.S. policy that needs to be examined.

Read full article: Opinion | This is the real scandal the S...→
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Pompeo denies State Dept. inspector general was fired in retaliation

Pompeo denies State Dept. inspector general was fired in retaliation

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday defended the recent firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, sharply denying allegations the firi [...]

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President Trump notified Congress of his decision to terminate Steve Linick, the [...]

President Trump notified Congress of his decision to terminate Steve Linick, the State Department's inspector general, on Friday.

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Pompeo defends firing of State Department watchdog

Pompeo defends firing of State Department watchdog

President Trump notified Congress of his decision to terminate Steve Linick, the State Department's inspector general, on Friday.

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Fired State Department watchdog was probing protocol office

Fired State Department watchdog was probing protocol office

The probe may have contributed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s push to oust Steve Linick.

Read full article: Fired State Department watchdog was prob...→
Even Mike Pompeo's Dog Drew Scrutiny from Ousted Inspector General

Even Mike Pompeo's Dog Drew Scrutiny from Ousted Inspector General

Inspector General Steve Linick's investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo included allegations that he made a staffer walk his dog.

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Grassley demands Trump to give reasoning for firing of State Department inspector general

Grassley demands Trump to give reasoning for firing of State Department inspector general

A top Senate Republican Monday called on President Trump to “provide a detailed reasoning” for the firing late last week of State Department Inspector General [...]

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Video: Trump defends ousting of State Department inspector general

Video: Trump defends ousting of State Department inspector general

The president said it was at Secretary Mike Pompeo's request; Steve Linick was working on two probes, one of which reportedly involved the secretary of state.

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Pelosi seeks information on firing of State Department IG after Saudi arms sale talk

Pelosi seeks information on firing of State Department IG after Saudi arms sale talk

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on President Trump to provide additional information about the decision to fire State Department Inspector General Steve [...]

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State Dept. Investigator Fired by Trump Had Examined Weapons Sales to Saudis and Emiratis

State Dept. Investigator Fired by Trump Had Examined Weapons Sales to Saudis and Emiratis

A Democratic House committee chairman said the investigation might have been “another reason” for the firing of the inspector general, Steve A. Linick.

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House Chairman Eliot Engel says firing of State Dept. IG may be linked to Saudi arms sale: Report

House Chairman Eliot Engel says firing of State Dept. IG may be linked to Saudi arms sale: Report

The recent firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick may be linked to an investigation into President Trump’s emergency declaration to push a c [...]

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Trump faces bipartisan criticism over decision to fire 4th Inspector General Friday night

Trump faces bipartisan criticism over decision to fire 4th Inspector General Friday night

The president fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, prompting Republican Utah Senator Mitt Romney to describe the move as a "threat to account [...]

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Sen. Johnson Decries 'Huffing And Puffing' Over IG Firing

Sen. Johnson Decries 'Huffing And Puffing' Over IG Firing

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Sunday he won't shed any "crocodile tears" over President Donald Trump's firing of the Department of State inspector general.In [...]

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Top Democrats Open Investigation into Ouster of State Dept. Inspector General

Top Democrats Open Investigation into Ouster of State Dept. Inspector General

The lawmakers said that they believed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recommended Steve Linick’s removal because he had opened an investigation into Mr. Pompeo’ [...]

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Pompeo recommended firing of now-ousted State Department IG: official

Pompeo recommended firing of now-ousted State Department IG: official

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recommended to President Trump that he fire now-ousted Inspector General Steve Linick, a State Department official told Fox News [...]

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Another Friday night firing: Trump dumps State Department inspector general - amNewYork

BY KANISHKA SINGH President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick late on Friday, with the ousting leading to heavy criticism

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Fired watchdog tells Congress he told top officials about Pompeo probe

Fired watchdog tells Congress he told top officials about Pompeo probe

Former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick said he told three people about the review, all of whom represent Pompeo’s innermost circle at the State [...]

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Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general | WTOP

Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and misman [...]

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Dems to Interview Ousted State Department Watchdog

Dems to Interview Ousted State Department Watchdog

Members of three House and Senate committees will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of an investigation by [...]

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Mike Pompeo says he ‘regrets’ not recommending IG Steve Linick ouster sooner

Mike Pompeo says he ‘regrets’ not recommending IG Steve Linick ouster sooner

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he “regrets” he didn’t recommend that former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick be fired earlier.

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House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

The Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee are calling on the Trump administration to reverse the firing of State Department Inspector Gener [...]

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White House, State Dept. fail to turn over documents related to firing of watchdog

Congressional investigators believe the watchdog's firing was direct retaliation for Steve Linick pursuing an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [...]

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Pompeo: Ousted IG should have been fired ‘some time ago’

Pompeo: Ousted IG should have been fired ‘some time ago’

Secretary of State Pompeo spoke a day after it emerged that IG Steve Linick may have been looking into private, elite dinners Pompeo has held in the sumptuous [...]

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Mike Pompeo blames Bob Menendez over IG firing controversy

Mike Pompeo blames Bob Menendez over IG firing controversy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he didn’t retaliate against Steve Linick when he asked President Trump to fire him as State Department inspector general — [...]

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Pompeo on Sen. Bob Menendez: 'I Don't Get My Ethics Guidance from a Man Who Was Criminally Prosecuted'

Pompeo on Sen. Bob Menendez: 'I Don't Get My Ethics Guidance from a Man Who Was Criminally Prosecuted'

Wednesday, during a briefing with the media, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fired a shot at Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is believed to be behind and actively [...]

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Pompeo defends IG firing: 'Should have done it some time ago'

Pompeo defends IG firing: 'Should have done it some time ago'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday rejected allegations that he recommended the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick as retaliati [...]

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Sen. Schumer Says Republicans Need to Speak Up on IG's Firing

Sen. Schumer Says Republicans Need to Speak Up on IG's Firing

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says Republicans need to speak up after President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Lin [...]

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Pompeo says he wasn't aware State Department watchdog was investigating him

Pompeo says he wasn't aware State Department watchdog was investigating him

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed he asked President Trump to fire State Inspector General Steve Linick, accusing him of "undermining" his department's m [...]

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Grassley asks Trump for 'explanation' on firing of top State Dept. watchdog to ensure it's not for 'political reasons'

Grassley asks Trump for 'explanation' on firing of top State Dept. watchdog to ensure it's not for 'political reasons'

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is demanding President Trump explain to Congress why he fired the State Department inspector general Steve Linick. 

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Fired State Department watchdog was looking into possible impropriety in Saudi arms sale, Congressional Democrats say

Fired State Department watchdog was looking into possible impropriety in Saudi arms sale, Congressional Democrats say

Democrats said that ousted Inspector General Steve Linick was probing how the State Department pushed through a $7 billion Saudi arms sale over congressional o [...]

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Dem Rep Engel: State Dept IG was fired while investigating Saudi arms deal

Dem Rep Engel: State Dept IG was fired while investigating Saudi arms deal

A Democratic congressman who launched an investigation into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick claimed Monday the termination came a [...]

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Meet Sherman, the dog at the heart of the Mike Pompeo scandal

Meet Sherman, the dog at the heart of the Mike Pompeo scandal

Ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was reportedly investigating accusations staffers carried out personal tasks for Mike Pompeo, including [...]

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Pelosi: Congress Will Investigate Trump Firing State Department IG, It 'Could be Unlawful'

Pelosi: Congress Will Investigate Trump Firing State Department IG, It 'Could be Unlawful'

Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Congress would look into President Donald Trump's firing of Steve Linick, the | Clips

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Romney Rips Trump's Firing of State Dept. IG

Romney Rips Trump's Firing of State Dept. IG

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is condemning President Donald Trump's firings of internal government watchdogs as a "threat to accountable democracy."In a tweet Sat [...]

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Video: President Trump fires the State Department inspector general

Video: President Trump fires the State Department inspector general

The removal of Inspector General Steve Linick makes the fourth federal watchdog to be fired in the last six weeks.

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Congressional Democrats launch investigation into Trump's firing of State Department IG

Congressional Democrats launch investigation into Trump's firing of State Department IG

The top Democrats on the House and Senate Foreign Affairs committees launched an investigation Saturday into President Trump's Friday night firing of State Dep [...]

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Trump removes State Dept. Inspector General

Trump removes State Dept. Inspector General

Steve Linick, who was named to lead the office of the inspector general at the State Department by President Barack Obama, will be replaced by Stephen Akard, t [...]

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Ousted State Department IG tells Congress top officials knew of probes into Pompeo

Ousted State Department IG tells Congress top officials knew of probes into Pompeo

Steve Linick, who was fired last month, testified before members of the House Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform Committees, as well as the Senate Foreig [...]

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Fired watchdog tells Congress he told top officials about Pompeo probe

Fired watchdog tells Congress he told top officials about Pompeo probe

Former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick said he told three people about the review, all of whom represent Pompeo’s innermost circle at the State [...]

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State Department inspector general fired by Trump defends record to lawmakers

State Department inspector general fired by Trump defends record to lawmakers

Fired State Department inspector general Steve Linick defended his record on Wednesday in a transcribed virtual interview with lawmakers investigating his remo [...]

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Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general | WTOP

Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and misman [...]

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Fired State Department watchdog defends role, says he has acted 'without regard to politics'

Fired State Department watchdog defends role, says he has acted 'without regard to politics'

Fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick defended his work as “impartial” and “without regard to politics,” during closed-door testimony on Capito [...]

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Dems to Interview Ousted State Department Watchdog

Dems to Interview Ousted State Department Watchdog

Members of three House and Senate committees will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of an investigation by [...]

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Democrats Expand Probe Into Firing of State Dept. Watchdog

Democrats say they will interview officials who may have information about the ouster of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick... The Democratic Nati [...]

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Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees on Friday announced they are expanding an ongoing investigation into the circumstan [...]

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Mike Pompeo says he ‘regrets’ not recommending IG Steve Linick ouster sooner

Mike Pompeo says he ‘regrets’ not recommending IG Steve Linick ouster sooner

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he “regrets” he didn’t recommend that former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick be fired earlier.

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Pompeo defends dismissal of State Department watchdog: 'He was investigating policies he simply didn't like'

Pompeo defends dismissal of State Department watchdog: 'He was investigating policies he simply didn't like'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended the firing earlier this month of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, telling "The Ingraham Angle" Thur [...]

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House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

The Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee are calling on the Trump administration to reverse the firing of State Department Inspector Gener [...]

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Grassley says White House 'failed' on watchdog firings

Grassley says White House 'failed' on watchdog firings

The White House said said Trump “acted within his constitutional and statutory authority” when he fired Michael Atkinson and Steve Linick.

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White House, State Dept. fail to turn over documents related to firing of watchdog

Congressional investigators believe the watchdog's firing was direct retaliation for Steve Linick pursuing an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [...]

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Opinion | This is the real scandal the State Department IG should have been investigating

Opinion | This is the real scandal the State Department IG should have been investigating

Steve Linick's dismissal is raising questions about a massive arms deal, but there's much more U.S. policy that needs to be examined.

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Pompeo: Ousted IG should have been fired ‘some time ago’

Pompeo: Ousted IG should have been fired ‘some time ago’

Secretary of State Pompeo spoke a day after it emerged that IG Steve Linick may have been looking into private, elite dinners Pompeo has held in the sumptuous [...]

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Pompeo denies State Dept. inspector general was fired in retaliation

Pompeo denies State Dept. inspector general was fired in retaliation

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday defended the recent firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, sharply denying allegations the firi [...]

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Mike Pompeo blames Bob Menendez over IG firing controversy

Mike Pompeo blames Bob Menendez over IG firing controversy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he didn’t retaliate against Steve Linick when he asked President Trump to fire him as State Department inspector general — [...]

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President Trump notified Congress of his decision to terminate Steve Linick, the [...]

President Trump notified Congress of his decision to terminate Steve Linick, the State Department's inspector general, on Friday.

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Pompeo on Sen. Bob Menendez: 'I Don't Get My Ethics Guidance from a Man Who Was Criminally Prosecuted'

Pompeo on Sen. Bob Menendez: 'I Don't Get My Ethics Guidance from a Man Who Was Criminally Prosecuted'

Wednesday, during a briefing with the media, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fired a shot at Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is believed to be behind and actively [...]

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Pompeo defends firing of State Department watchdog

Pompeo defends firing of State Department watchdog

President Trump notified Congress of his decision to terminate Steve Linick, the State Department's inspector general, on Friday.

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Pompeo defends IG firing: 'Should have done it some time ago'

Pompeo defends IG firing: 'Should have done it some time ago'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday rejected allegations that he recommended the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick as retaliati [...]

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Fired State Department watchdog was probing protocol office

Fired State Department watchdog was probing protocol office

The probe may have contributed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s push to oust Steve Linick.

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Even Mike Pompeo's Dog Drew Scrutiny from Ousted Inspector General

Even Mike Pompeo's Dog Drew Scrutiny from Ousted Inspector General

Inspector General Steve Linick's investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo included allegations that he made a staffer walk his dog.

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Sen. Schumer Says Republicans Need to Speak Up on IG's Firing

Sen. Schumer Says Republicans Need to Speak Up on IG's Firing

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says Republicans need to speak up after President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Lin [...]

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Grassley demands Trump to give reasoning for firing of State Department inspector general

Grassley demands Trump to give reasoning for firing of State Department inspector general

A top Senate Republican Monday called on President Trump to “provide a detailed reasoning” for the firing late last week of State Department Inspector General [...]

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Pompeo says he wasn't aware State Department watchdog was investigating him

Pompeo says he wasn't aware State Department watchdog was investigating him

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed he asked President Trump to fire State Inspector General Steve Linick, accusing him of "undermining" his department's m [...]

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Video: Trump defends ousting of State Department inspector general

Video: Trump defends ousting of State Department inspector general

The president said it was at Secretary Mike Pompeo's request; Steve Linick was working on two probes, one of which reportedly involved the secretary of state.

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Grassley asks Trump for 'explanation' on firing of top State Dept. watchdog to ensure it's not for 'political reasons'

Grassley asks Trump for 'explanation' on firing of top State Dept. watchdog to ensure it's not for 'political reasons'

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is demanding President Trump explain to Congress why he fired the State Department inspector general Steve Linick. 

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Pelosi seeks information on firing of State Department IG after Saudi arms sale talk

Pelosi seeks information on firing of State Department IG after Saudi arms sale talk

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on President Trump to provide additional information about the decision to fire State Department Inspector General Steve [...]

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Fired State Department watchdog was looking into possible impropriety in Saudi arms sale, Congressional Democrats say

Fired State Department watchdog was looking into possible impropriety in Saudi arms sale, Congressional Democrats say

Democrats said that ousted Inspector General Steve Linick was probing how the State Department pushed through a $7 billion Saudi arms sale over congressional o [...]

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State Dept. Investigator Fired by Trump Had Examined Weapons Sales to Saudis and Emiratis

State Dept. Investigator Fired by Trump Had Examined Weapons Sales to Saudis and Emiratis

A Democratic House committee chairman said the investigation might have been “another reason” for the firing of the inspector general, Steve A. Linick.

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Dem Rep Engel: State Dept IG was fired while investigating Saudi arms deal

Dem Rep Engel: State Dept IG was fired while investigating Saudi arms deal

A Democratic congressman who launched an investigation into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick claimed Monday the termination came a [...]

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House Chairman Eliot Engel says firing of State Dept. IG may be linked to Saudi arms sale: Report

House Chairman Eliot Engel says firing of State Dept. IG may be linked to Saudi arms sale: Report

The recent firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick may be linked to an investigation into President Trump’s emergency declaration to push a c [...]

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Meet Sherman, the dog at the heart of the Mike Pompeo scandal

Meet Sherman, the dog at the heart of the Mike Pompeo scandal

Ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was reportedly investigating accusations staffers carried out personal tasks for Mike Pompeo, including [...]

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Trump faces bipartisan criticism over decision to fire 4th Inspector General Friday night

Trump faces bipartisan criticism over decision to fire 4th Inspector General Friday night

The president fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, prompting Republican Utah Senator Mitt Romney to describe the move as a "threat to account [...]

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Pelosi: Congress Will Investigate Trump Firing State Department IG, It 'Could be Unlawful'

Pelosi: Congress Will Investigate Trump Firing State Department IG, It 'Could be Unlawful'

Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Congress would look into President Donald Trump's firing of Steve Linick, the | Clips

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Sen. Johnson Decries 'Huffing And Puffing' Over IG Firing

Sen. Johnson Decries 'Huffing And Puffing' Over IG Firing

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Sunday he won't shed any "crocodile tears" over President Donald Trump's firing of the Department of State inspector general.In [...]

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Romney Rips Trump's Firing of State Dept. IG

Romney Rips Trump's Firing of State Dept. IG

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is condemning President Donald Trump's firings of internal government watchdogs as a "threat to accountable democracy."In a tweet Sat [...]

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Video: President Trump fires the State Department inspector general

Video: President Trump fires the State Department inspector general

The removal of Inspector General Steve Linick makes the fourth federal watchdog to be fired in the last six weeks.

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Top Democrats Open Investigation into Ouster of State Dept. Inspector General

Top Democrats Open Investigation into Ouster of State Dept. Inspector General

The lawmakers said that they believed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recommended Steve Linick’s removal because he had opened an investigation into Mr. Pompeo’ [...]

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Congressional Democrats launch investigation into Trump's firing of State Department IG

Congressional Democrats launch investigation into Trump's firing of State Department IG

The top Democrats on the House and Senate Foreign Affairs committees launched an investigation Saturday into President Trump's Friday night firing of State Dep [...]

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Pompeo recommended firing of now-ousted State Department IG: official

Pompeo recommended firing of now-ousted State Department IG: official

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recommended to President Trump that he fire now-ousted Inspector General Steve Linick, a State Department official told Fox News [...]

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Trump removes State Dept. Inspector General

Trump removes State Dept. Inspector General

Steve Linick, who was named to lead the office of the inspector general at the State Department by President Barack Obama, will be replaced by Stephen Akard, t [...]

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Another Friday night firing: Trump dumps State Department inspector general - amNewYork

BY KANISHKA SINGH President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick late on Friday, with the ousting leading to heavy criticism

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