Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged Senate Republicans to step up after President Trump fired the top State Department watchdog over the weekend.Schumer, speaking about the decision from the Senat
A weak attempt to protect himself.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday emphasized that President Trump has the power to fire inspectors general amid scrutiny over his decision to oust the State Department watchdog."He's certain
1. Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson: President Trump wrote to Congress on April 3 he no longer had confidence in Atkinson, who helped facilitate the whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment. Republicans had criticized changes in the whistleblower policies by Atkinson that permitted secondhand information to be used to launch an investigation.
Senate Republicans are demanding a fuller explanation from President Trump about his firing of State Department inspector general Steve Linick, the fourth inspector general to be removed by the president in the past three months.
President Trump on Monday defended Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against “stupid” allegations of misusing his office, and said it was Pompeo who asked him to fire State Department inspector general Steve Linick. Linick, according to reports, was investigating Pompeo for tasking staff to do personal errands such as walking his dog and picking up
Donald Trump sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi informing her that he was firing the state department inspector general Steve Linick.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday that he will introduce legislation to limit President Trump's ability to fire watchdogs within the administration.The
On President Trump firing a fourth Inspector General in 6 weeks, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says: “You cannot hide from the truth, you cannot run away from the truth. This is another glaring example of the president’s aversion to truth, which hurts the American people.”
The top Democrats on the House and Senate Foreign Affairs committees launched an investigation Saturday into President Trump's Friday night firing of State Department Inspector General (IG) Steve Linick.
Don't fall for the "look, a squirrel" routine.