Pelosi calls firing of State Dept IG “unsavory,” Questions Timing

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Appearing on “Face the Nation” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick as “unsavory” and questioned the timing.

Nancy Pelosi:

Even Republicans in congress are concerned…..I mean unsavory when you take out someone who’s there to enforce the…stop waste, fraud, abuse, or other violations of law that are believed to be happening.

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WashingtonExaminer reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday slammed President Trump’s late-night decision to fire State Department Inspector General Steve Linick as “unsavory.”

“Typical of the White House announcing something unsavory, they would do it on a Friday night,” the California Democrat said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Mr. Trump wrote to Mrs. Pelosi late Friday night that he no longer had “fullest confidence” in Mr. Linick, who had been in the position since 2013.

Mr. Linick is the latest of several federal officials tasked with conducting oversight on various government agencies to be pushed out by Mr. Trump in recent weeks, prompting concerns from Democrats that he’s attempting to dodge accountability.

“The president has the right to fire any federal employee,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “But the fact is, if it looks like it’s in retaliation for something the inspector general is doing that could be unlawful.”

Mr. Linick is the latest of several federal officials tasked with conducting oversight on various government agencies to be pushed out by Mr. Trump in recent weeks, prompting concerns from Democrats that he’s attempting to dodge accountability.

“The president has the right to fire any federal employee,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “But the fact is, if it looks like it’s in retaliation for something the inspector general is doing that could be unlawful.”