White House says Trump fired State Dept. watchdog at Pompeo’s request

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(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo speaks to reporters during briefing at State Department in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general following a recommendation by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the White House said on Saturday.

“Secretary Pompeo recommended the move, and President Trump agreed,” a White House official said after two top Democrats announced a probe into the Republican president’s Friday night firing of the department’s internal watchdog, Steve Linick.

White House says Trump fired State Dept. watchdog at Pompeo’s request

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