Pelosi: Trump firing of Steve Linick could be ‘unlawful if it’s retaliation’


State department’s inspector general ousted after reports he opened investigation into secretary of state Mike Pompeo

House speaker Nancy Pelosi warned on Sunday that Donald Trump might have broken the law by firing the inspector general of the state department.

Trump said in a letter to Pelosi on Friday night that he had lost confidence in Steve Linick, a seasoned government lawyer who had held the state department role since his appointment by Barack Obama in 2013.

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