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

White House says Trump fired State Dept. watchdog at Pompeo's request
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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, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

“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.

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