Fired State Department IG probed Trump’s Saudi arms deals

Defense News: The U.S. State Department inspector general was investigating the Trump administration’s use of an emergency declaration to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Monday.

President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he was firing Steve Linick, the inspector general since 2013, which sparked a backlash from Democrats, who suggested Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was responsible for what “may be an illegal act of retaliation.”

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