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Trump fires State Dept. watchdog critical of admin moves

 

Last updated 5/16/2020 at 10:21am

MATTHEW LEE

AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has fired the State Department's inspector general, an Obama administration appointee whose office was critical of alleged political bias in the agency's management. The ouster is the latest in a series of moves against independent executive branch watchdogs who have found fault with the Trump administration.

A senior department official said Trump removed Steve Linick from his job on Friday but gave no reason for his ouster. In a letter to Congress, Trump said Linick, who had held the job since 2013, no longer had hi...



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