“What checks and balances do we have left?” wondered journalist Andrew Kimmel. “The slow-moving coup continues to successfully—and quite easily—rid itself of any and all roadblocks.”
If you went to bed early you missed another dismissal of another independent government watchdog. This time, it’s State Department Inspector General Steve Linick…https://t.co/oUirsklEma
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 16, 2020
The president notified Steve Linick he would be removed from his post in 30 days—a timeline required by law to allow Congress time to look into the administration’s justification for the move—and would appoint Vice President Mike Pence ally Stephen Akard to the position.