U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on the 17th that Trump ’s election to announce the “annoying” removal decision at this time on Friday night is typical of the White House. She said: "It is true that the law gives the president the power to dismiss any federal employee, but he should provide a justification for his dismissal. If he was dismissed in order to retaliate against Linik for investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, this decision would be Not necessarily legal. ”Pelosi also added that even Republicans in Congress are concerned about Trump ’s repeated unexplained removal of the inspector general.
Earlier, Trump announced the removal of Steve Linick from the State Department's post of inspector general on Friday night. CNN pointed out that State Council Inspector General Steve Linick is Trump's fourth inspector general to be removed in six weeks. (CCTV reporter Liu Xu)