Trump Fired Inspector General: Probing Illegal Arms Sales
story about why Former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was fired
was a complete fabrication. Initially,
it regarded an investigation into the Secretary of State having a state
department employee walk his dog and pick up his dry cleaners. Now the truth is coming out. Another
lie associated to a possible illegal transaction.
The truth is, former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was fired by President Donald Trump abruptly last week for opening an investigation into the potential illegal arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
According to NBC News’ Josh Lederman, two sources have stepped forward to say that …
“Linick was investigating the use of emergency declaration last year to sell arms to Saudis over objections of Congress” at the time he was fired.”
Washington Post’s Greg Sargent reported that two aides for lawmakers serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee had confirmed that the former State Department Inspector General investigation was focused on a Saudi arms sale that has been “mostly” completed, although there’s an indication that President Trump or his Administration had a time table for when the arms sales were going to be made public, which leaves the possibility that they may remain secret, even if they were illegal.
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) told Washington Post’s, Greg Sargent…
“I have learned that there may be another reason for Mr. Linick’s firing…His office was investigating — at my request — Trump’s phony declaration of an emergency so he could send weapons to Saudi Arabia.”