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Trump fires State Dept watchdog said to be probing Pompeo


A government watchdog fired suddenly by Donald Trump was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said a Democratic lawmaker who accused the president of committing a potentially illegal act of retribution.
Trump sacked State Department Inspector General Steve Linick late on Friday in his latest abrupt dismissal of an official tasked with monitoring wrongdoing inside a government agency.
Eliot Engel, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he had learned that Linick had opened an investigation into Pompeo.
‘Mr. Linick’s firing amid such a probe strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act of retaliation,’ the congressman said in a statement.
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Source:: Gulf times

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