The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee on Saturday said it would investigate President Donald Trump’s firing of the State Department inspector general, after the president notified Congress late Friday that he planned to remove the watchdog. The Democratic-led committee said it would launch the probe along with colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate, which is controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans.
President Trump removed the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick, the latest in his purge of watchdogs whom he does not deem sufficiently loyal https://t.co/LPU14K1ZGO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2020
President Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general, in the most recent action by the White House to remove officials who serve as independent watchdogs in agencies across the government https://t.co/KinXIFpL8o
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 16, 2020