Every government administration needs a watchdog. The role of Steve Linick, State Department inspector general, was to oversee government spending, investigate fraud or mismanagement, and provide accountability on behalf of the American people.
Trump moved to fire him on Friday night.
According to the President, he “no longer” had the “fullest confidence” in the State Department’s inspector general and appointed Stephen Akard as the acting replacement.
Trump administration doesn't want to be held accountable for breaking the law so it attacks or fires the messenger. Steve Linick is only the latest of multiple IGs fired for doing his job. The rule of law is under assault in broad daylight. #dontshootthemessenger #bananarepublic pic.twitter.com/DouLzigSLP
— Truth Is (@Truth_IsElusive) May 16, 2020