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Thu May 21, 2020, 06:03 PM

House Dems Call For State IG's Reinstatement, Demand More Pompeo Docs

Source: TPM

Leading House Democrats demanded Thursday that fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick be reinstated, and that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo turn over a tranche of new documents related to the firing.

In a letter to Pompeo, the Democrats promised a thorough examination by Congress of whether Pompeo had recommended Linick be fired by President Donald Trump due to investigations into the secretary of state’s own conduct.
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There has been a steady drip of reporting since Linick’s firing about Pompeo’s possible misuse of State Department funds and personnel. One report that the chairpeople highlighted in their letter detailed how Pompeo was known to host lavish dinners for corporate bigwigs, conservative media stars and various Republican lawmakers in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms on the government’s dime.

“State Department regulations prohibit the use of Diplomatic Reception Rooms for
functions ‘that have a partisan, political, sectarian, or similar nature or purpose’ or for functions ‘of a personal nature, such as private parties or other social events which are not affiliated with, or in support of, official U.S. Government business’,” the committee chairs wrote, citing the Foreign Affairs Manuel.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:22 PM

1. And how stupid do you have to be........

to not see that these were SO partisan - and contrary to what the regulations require. But then again, since when did "required regulations" mean anything to this mis-administration?

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Thu May 21, 2020, 06:25 PM

2. Would be nice to JUST ONE FUCKING time

To get a court decision in OUR favor! That CANNOT be appealed!

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Thu May 21, 2020, 08:06 PM

3. the swamp is turning into..

a cesspool. They're going to be up to their necks in the sh*t of their own making.

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Sat May 23, 2020, 03:57 AM

4. Only voting will kick the stinking #trumpswamp rats out!!

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