State Department Goes to War With Fired Inspector General, Demands Investigation Of ‘Judgment And Conduct’

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The State Department is asking for an investigation of former Inspector General Steve Linick, in the latest front in the department’s war with the fired watchdog chief.

“Last fall, the department had serious concerns with the leak of a draft State Department OIG report,” Under Secretary Brian Bulato wrote in a June 8 letter to Michael Horowitz, who heads the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, that was obtained by Mediaite.

“Unfortunately, Linick’s failure to follow through on that course — or to seek agreement from his reporting chain on any change in course — has only confirmed the department’s recommendation and has raised even further concerns about Linick’s judgment and conduct,” Bulato
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