White House, State Department fail to turn over documents related to firing of watchdog
Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations launched an investigation last week into Linick's removal earlier this month and demanded that administration officials turn over all documents related to that firing by Friday, May 22.
A House Foreign Affairs Committee aide familiar with the probe told NBC News on Friday that no documents have been received by either committee."The White House and State Department failed to provide an adequate response to Saturday’s records request," the aide said."But pressure is building and the truth will come out."
Congressional oversight officials investigating the matter believe the firing was direct retaliation for Linick pursuing an investigation into whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a staffer walk his dog, pick up his dry cleaning and make dinner reservations for Pompeo and his wife, among other personal errands.
“President Trump’s unprecedented removal of Inspector General Linick is only his latest sacking of an inspector general, our government’s key independent watchdogs, from a federal agency. We unalterably oppose the politically-motivated firing of inspectors general and the President’s gutting of these critical positions,” wrote Engel and Menendez in the letter.
the WH has turned into a nest of vipers. Gangster vipers. The so called checks and balances in our government are a joke. Not shocked. Must have been the lefties' mole. They've failed to do a lot of things.
White House, State Dept. fail to turn over documents related to firing of watchdog The White House and the State Dept. failed Friday to hand over documents related to probe by both chambers of Congress into President Trump’s abrupt firing of the State Dept. inspector general. realDonaldTrump has nothing left to play: he has lost everything, nothing is working, can’t stop JoeBiden for nomination, even risking impeachment! His last desperate move is to start cultural war, and the reason why he had a press conf to demand for Churches to open! While both chambers have failed to pass real legislation for the past 100 years. You can zip it now.
Pompeo Quietly Visits Conservative Donors and Political Figures on State Dept. TripsWASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a secretive trip in January to a Florida retirement enclave populated by prominent Republican donors while on the tail end of a diplomatic trip to Latin America.He held the same kind of quiet meeting in December with Republican donors over a hotel dinner You would, too, wouldn't you? Wonder who Obama visited on his 'vacations'?
Pompeo Quietly Visits Conservative Donors and Political Figures on State Dept. TripsSecretary of State Mike Pompeo has held meetings with prominent Republican donors while on taxpayer-funded trips. The meetings have taken place as he nurtures plans for a presidential bid in 2024 and as he considered a run for the Senate from Kansas. Maga Idiots don’t care, they’re too focus on “winning” and “DrAiNinG tHe SWap” Lock him up You can pick any politician you want and write this story, give me a break. Do some real journalism
Former White House employee who served 11 presidents dies of coronavirus at 91Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, who began working at the White House in 1957, was "a lovely man," former President George W. Bush told NBC News. May his soul rest in peace. He has seen it all and end up at 91 in this pandemic times Rest in peace sir.. I send support to the family 🙏❤
White House Looks At 'Opportunity Zone' Extension In Wake Of COVID-19 The White House says it might extend 'opportunity zone' tax breaks as a way to help struggling neighborhoods after the pandemic. But critics say the program has benefited wealthy investors more than local residents. work or die for the poor socialism for the rich both parties are culpable Did U think that it would actually benefit “Mom and Pop”?!🤷🏾♂️ As always....
Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Suggests U.S. Death Toll Is InflatedCountries in the Muslim world have tightened restrictions ahead of the Eid holiday, which begins this weekend. The pandemic has “reached a milestone in Africa,” the W.H.O. reported, with more than 100,000 confirmed cases on the continent. I am president Don't trust anything coming out of China's mouth.