The State Department on Wednesday rejected Democrats' charges of improperly firing its independent inspector general and defended its weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.
By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, some 1,250 former Justice Department employees are calling to investigate Attorney General William Barr for his decision to forcibly remove peaceful protesters from near the White House last week. Their request was made Wednesday to…
Democrats say they will interview officials who may have information about the ouster of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was actively investigating Sec. of State Mike Pompeo when he was fired by President Trump recently. It was the latest in a series of IG dismissals sending shockwaves through the watchdog community. On Wednesday,…
President Trump has fired three inspectors general recently, including State Department watchdog Steve Linick on Friday. Two Democratic lawmakers say Linick was investigating a Saudi arms deal the White House fast-tracked. Yamiche Alcindor talks to Joel Brenner, a former national…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
Democrats are demanding that the White House hand over all records related to President Donald Trump’s latest firing of a federal watchdog.
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