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Monday, May 18, 2020

Ousted State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision to greenlight arms sales to Saudi Arabia against the will of Congress when he was abruptly removed from his post, congressional officials tell NBC News.



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NEW detail: Pompeo refused to sit for an interview with the IG's office as part of the investigation into the Saudi arms sales, we're told.

The State Department inspector general who was fired by President Donald Trump late Friday night was investigating the president's effort to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval, according to the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The revelation adds another layer to Trump's decision to sack Steve Linick, who was also looking into claims that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife improperly directed political appointees to run personal errands for him, including walking his dog and picking up his dry cleaning.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-18 09:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So Pompeo is lying if this is correct. Color me not surprised.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-18 09:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Q: If Trump's cabal were thieves and traitors, what would they do?
A: Exactly what they are doing.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-18 09:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I figured it was going to be something in addition to this.

JFC wearing a diaper. When will it end?

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-18 11:14 PM | Reply

Pompeo is another corrupt P.O.S. just like his boss.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-19 06:16 AM | Reply

So why not sell Saudi Arabia bombs to drop on Yemen? Do any of you Trump supporters approve of this or are you too cowardly to even comment?

#6 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-19 08:24 AM | Reply

A nothing burger. If GOP Senators cared about retaining any thread of power they would have done something about this a year ago. Were Obama to wear a tan suit to meet the Saudis, there would have been an investigation. And when President Biden attempts to cross the street against the light, Republican Senators will call for his head on a platter. Just wait and watch...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2020-05-19 09:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pompeo wants to cover himself.

Pompeo tells Trump to fire IG and complains about how the IG must hate Trump.

Trump fires IG.

Trump takes heat and thinks its just more Fake News from the Trump haters.

His sycophants refuse to tell him Pompeo played him and assure him he made the right decision.

Pompeo protects himself and played the President.

Republicans everywhere beam with pride.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-19 01:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The IG is fired in an authoritarian manner for looking into authoritarian behavior by the regime. Not at all surpirsed. This is exactly why I started using the term "Regime" to refer to the criminal enterprise in the WH.

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-19 02:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-05-20 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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