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Trump Is Attacking the Final Safeguard Against Executive Abuses


President Donald Trump’s Friday-night firing of Steve Linick, the inspector general for the State Department, is more than a scandal about alleged abuse of office by Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state—though it is that.It’s more than a scandal about the Trump administration’s decimation of the inspector-general corps, with four firings in the last six weeks, including the inspectors general for the intelligence community and the Department of Health and Human Services and the acting inspector general for the Defense Department—though it is that too.In context, the war on inspectors general is the third and final front in Trump’s war …read more

Source:: The Atlantic

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