President Donald Trump (MSNBC)
On Friday night, President Donald Trump fired Steve Linick, the State Department inspector general who delivered Rudy Giuliani documents to House impeachment investigators.
Commenters on social media erupted at the news.
Linick during the impeachment process requested an urgent meeting with lawmakers to show them the trove of document… https://t.co/EslUebaL7b— Natasha Bertrand (@Natasha Bertrand)1589594841.0
Whoa! Steve Linick was a DOJ Criminal Division fraud section attorney and then went to State as IG years ago, pre-T… https://t.co/4EaWp3utuB— @JulieZebrak (@@JulieZebrak)1589594647.0
More retaliation against anyone who cooperated with the impeachment investigation. https://t.co/e0ddlYkSAl— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss)1589594650.0
The purge continues https://t.co/EmypfRYkAg— Vanita Gupta (@Vanita Gupta)1589595021.0
Sad. Sad. In EDVA, I worked with former Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Linick—a person of high integrity. A loss for… https://t.co/gIDn6d6s1t— Gene Rossi (@Gene Rossi)1589595169.0
Steve Linick, another Inspector General, has been fired by the corrupt Trump administration. I’m old enough to rem… https://t.co/bwEuWzjMIW— The UnKaren VOTED BLUE! 🏴☠️🏝🗳 (@The UnKaren VOTED BLUE! 🏴☠️🏝🗳)1589595267.0
@NatashaBertrand @meridithmcgraw @nahaltoosi Let's hear what Mr. Linick has to say now that he's not part of the monarchy.— Dan McGovern (@Dan McGovern)1589595590.0
@ChuckGrassley Also it's a nice touch that Trump dedicates Friday nights to firing IGs. Some people play bridge.… https://t.co/AZYBe6dZOu— Dr. emptywheel (@Dr. emptywheel)1589595588.0
It’s late on Friday, so of course Trump fired another watchdog. https://t.co/UWfUZr1UdG— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner)1589595784.0
Shameful. Another late Friday night attack on independence, accountability, and career officials. At this point,… https://t.co/r5lp44VzqP— Senator Bob Menendez (@Senator Bob Menendez)1589596119.0