The President of the United States, Donald Trump, dismissed State Department Inspector General Steve Linick this Friday, one of the officials who gave information to Congress in connection with the President’s impeachment.
In a letter to the House of Representatives spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, Trump said that “it is important” that he “has the greatest confidence” in Inspectors General. “This is no longer the case with this Inspector General,” he said in the letter to which the CNN television station had access.
In particular, Linick held a private meeting with teams of eight Republican and Democratic Party committees from both the US House of Representatives and the Senate.
There he provided her with documents that the State Department had received from her private lawyer Rudy Giuliani. With the meeting, Linick broke the discipline established by the State Department heads who did not cooperate in the investigation.