Trump firing of inspector general a new blow to State Department morale

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 4:29pm


US President Donald Trump fired Steve Linick the inspector general at the US State Department, on Friday night. Trump says he had lost confidence in Linick. But Congressional Democrats say the move was about retaliation for Linick launching an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Former US ambassador Nicholas Burns tells host Marco Werman this is another blow to morale in the US foreign service.