The reason for the sudden resignation of Inspector General of the U.S. State Department Steve Linick was a recommendation made to Donald Trump by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The interlocutor of NBC News reported that U.S. President Donald Trump “agreed” with the dismissal, which “offered” Pompeo.
An aide to the Dempart Senator told the agency that the dismissal of the inspector general took place against the backdrop of his investigation into “the Secretary of State’s use of an employee of the U.S. State Department in his own interests and those of his wife, Mrs. Pompeo.
The investigation against Pompeo was also announced on Friday by Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House of Representatives for Foreign Affairs and Senator Democrat.
NBC News refers to Trump’s letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Senator Nancy Pelosi of the New York State Democrats, in which the president speaks of a “loss of confidence” in the Inspector General.
In turn, a Republican senator from Iowa, Chuck Grassley, said that “Congress requires a written explanation of the reasons for the dismissal of the Inspector General. According to him, “a simple loss of confidence in this case is clearly not enough. He also announced the launch of an investigation into the reasons for Lynick’s dismissal under US law.
As a reminder, Steve Linick was appointed Inspector General in 2013 by the Obama administration. Before that, the post had been vacant for several years. According to Grassley, Linick had previously participated in the investigation of “Russia’s interference in the U.S. elections,” but “was unable to give a full assessment of the State Department.
It should be noted that the duties of the Inspector General include investigation of the activities of the U.S. diplomatic department for compliance with U.S. law.