Fired Inspector Generals

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  1. Town Drunk

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    Um, sure Mike, we believe you......

    Pompeo says he didn't know fired inspector general was investigating him

    Source: Washington Post

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed Monday that he asked President Trump to fire the State Department inspector general because his work was “undermining” the department’s mission, but he declined to describe any specific concerns.

    In a telephone interview, Pompeo said the decision was not an act of political retaliation, because he did not know beforehand that the official, Steve Linick, was investigating allegations that he had an aide run personal errands for him.

    “I went to the president and made clear to him that Inspector General Linick wasn’t performing a function in a way that we had tried to get him to, that was additive for the State Department, very consistent with what the statute says he’s supposed to be doing,” he said. “The kinds of activities he’s supposed to undertake to make us better, to improve us.”

    “I actually know how that works,” he said. “I had an IG at the CIA, not the IG that I had chosen but an IG that was there before me. He did fantastic work. He made us better. Linick wasn’t that.”

    Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...b08dca-9923-11ea-b60c-3be060a4f8e1_story.html
     
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    Sure, he didn't know.

    :barf:
     
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    Well, since the goal is clearly to loot, cheat, lie, and strong arm, then yes I suppose he was "undermining" the mission.
     
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    "Demands", ha ha that's a real knee slapper. Methinks the headline should read.... "Grassley gives Trump 2 weeks to make up a better reason, hopes that is enough time".

    On a side note, who would be surprised if very soon there is a complete gutting of the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008.
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    Grassley demands Trump explain firing of State Department inspector general

    Source: The Hill

    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the most senior Republican in the Senate, is pressing President Trump to explain why he fired the State Department inspector general, noting that Trump's notice on Friday that he would remove Steve Linick after 30 days did not include an explanation as required by law.

    Grassley in a letter to Trump Monday warned inspectors general “should be free from partisan political interference, from either the Executive or Legislative branch.”

    He is asking Trump to “provide a detailed reasoning” for the removal of Linick no later than June 1.

    Trump wrote in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Friday night that he had fired Linick because he “no longer” had the “fullest confidence” in him.

    But Grassley in his letter to Trump Monday noted that “lost confidence” is not sufficient to dismiss an inspector general under the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008.

    Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate...-firing-of-state-department-inspector-general
     
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    "I went to the President and made clear to him that Inspector General Linick wasn't performing a function in a way that we had tried to get him to, that was additive for the State Department, very consistent with what the statute says he's supposed to be doing," he said in an interview with the Post. "The kinds of activities he's supposed to undertake to make us better, to improve us."
     
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    Does Pompeo have one of the most punchable faces ever, or what?
     
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    Between him, Pence, and Barr, I'd really need to grow a third fist.
     
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    I guess you'll just have to kick Jared in the face then.
     
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    I'll go full-on Billy Jack with that ghoul.
     
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    Just pick Ichabod up and swing him like a baseball bat and hit the other guys with him
     
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    Reading the quote of Trump saying why he fired him and I don't know him doesn't do it justice. You have to see him to see how he's just daring someone to create controversy so he can call them fake news.
     
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