State Department IG fired by Trump was investigating Saudi arms sale that bypassed Congress

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A defiant secretary of state defended the firing of his agency's inspector general Steve limit should have done it sometime ago secretary Pompeii would not say why he wanted Lineker out I can give you specificity and he downplayed reports that limit had been investigating him that's in the very stories that someone was walking my dog to sell arms to my dry cleaner it's just crazy CBS news has confirmed Lynette had been investigating a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia and the alleged use of US state department aide to run personal errands for palm pale and his wife but I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leaders than have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there or his kids are that you know president trump has fired or replaced five independent watchdogs including Lennix in the past six weeks what this president is doing is undermining our democracy a trio of top Democrats are now investigating why the acting inspector general at the transportation department was just replaced they say he had been probing whether secretary Elaine Chao steered grants to projects in Kentucky the state her husband Mitch McConnell represents leader McConnell has long denied that his state got any special treatment his Republican colleague Chuck Grassley told reporters today that he's here Tate and that he's still gotten no explanation for these

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