US State Department Inspector General Steve Linick has been fired, in the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs after Donald Trump was acquitted on articles of impeachment earlier this year. Photo: AFP

Trump fires US State Department inspector general Steve Linick, believed to be probing Mike Pompeo

  • The Obama-era appointee was appointed to oversee the State Department, and played a small role in Trump’s impeachment saga last year
  • A Democratic lawmaker said Linick was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and accused Trump of a potentially illegal act of retribution
Topic |   United States
US State Department Inspector General Steve Linick has been fired, in the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs after Donald Trump was acquitted on articles of impeachment earlier this year. Photo: AFP
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