(Tea Party PAC) – Between dealing with the global pandemic and exposing the greatest political scandal in our nation’s history, President Donald Trump still has time to drain the swamp.
This is awesome.
On Friday night, President Trump fired Steve Linick (pictured above), the inspector general for the State Department.
This comes from sources who spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Trump notified House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he was removing Linick from office, effective in 30 days. He said in the letter that “it is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as Inspectors General.”
“That is no longer the case with regard to this Inspector General.”
Two sources familiar with Linick’s ouster told the DCNF that while they were not certain of the precise reason that the watchdog was fired, he was under investigation last year by the Department of Defense’s inspector general for mishandling sensitive material.
The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
Linick was thrust into the national spotlight last year when he arranged a briefing for lawmakers during which he handed over a trove of documents that Rudy Giuliani had provided to the State Department surrounding issues in Urkaine.
He has served as the State Department IG since September 30, 2013.
The documents included news articles and other items which Giuliani had conveyed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo through an intermediary and addressed concerns that Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, had questionably ethical business dealings in Ukraine.
At the time, many lawmakers, including Democrats, were confused about the purpose of the briefing.
Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin said at the time that the briefing “raises more questions than it answers.”
The inspectors general offices of the State Department and Defense Department both refrained from responding to requests for comment from the DCNF.
Linick’s office also investigated a meeting that State Department officials held in October 2016 with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who accused Donald Trump and his associates of conspiring with the Russian government.
Republican senators criticized Linick for failing to interview several participants in the meeting.