Pompeo Says ‘Patently False’ That He Had IG Fired as Retaliation, But Refuses to Say Why When Pressed By Reporters

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced a barrage of questions on Wednesday about his encouragement for President Donald Trump to fire Inspector General Steve Linick.

During his press conference from the State Department, Pompeo was asked for his reaction to the letter Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent out, which asked why Linick was fired while he was reportedly investigating the secretary.

“The president has the unilateral right to choose who he wants to be his inspector general
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