On Wednesday, NBC News' Josh Lederman reported that fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick told Congress he had notified three top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he had opened an investigation into the secretary and his wife, centering on their use of government resources — prior to being ousted.
This testimony is at odds with Pompeo's claim that he had no idea Linick was investigating that issue — as it suggests that several people in his inner circle did know about it.
BREAKING: 2 US lawmakers tell @NBCNews that fired Inspector General Steve Linick told Congress today that before he… https://t.co/0xdRXcgLrc— Josh Lederman (@Josh Lederman) 1591234040.0
@NBCNews The revelation potentially undercuts Pompeo’s public claim to have been unaware that Linick was looking in… https://t.co/xLRHR2F71O— Josh Lederman (@Josh Lederman) 1591234119.0
Linick told Congress that months before he was fired, he’d informed Under Secretary Bulatao, Executive Secretary Ke… https://t.co/vfBotB1gTZ— Josh Lederman (@Josh Lederman) 1591234262.0
Linick also told Congress that before he was fired, he’d submitted a formal document request for records related to… https://t.co/AYydA0hXay— Josh Lederman (@Josh Lederman) 1591234284.0