Trump Removes State Dept. Inspector General

President Trump continued his purge of inspectors general late Friday, moving to oust Steve A. Linick,
who had served in that post at the State Department since 2013, and
replacing him with an ambassador with close ties to Vice President Mike
Pence. The decision to remove Mr. Linick, first reported Friday night by Politico,
is the latest in a purge of inspectors general whom Mr. Trump has
deemed insufficiently loyal to his administration, upending the
traditional independence of the internal watchdog agencies whose
missions are to conduct oversight of the nation’s sprawling bureaucracy.

Publisher: NYTimes | Author: Michael D. Shear

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corruption, donald trump, extreme measures, governance, and retaliation
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-05-17 (Modified: 2020-05-16)

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