Three senior State Division officers testified Wednesday that President Trump was justified in firing the division’s inspector common on the advice of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, rejecting Democrats’ claims of retaliation or a coverup.
The Home International Affairs Committee heard from Brian Bulatao, the undersecretary of state for administration; R. Clarke Cooper, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs; and Marik String, the division authorized adviser.
Mr. Bulatao mentioned he has labored with a number of inspectors common over the course of his profession, however that former inspector common, Steve Linick, had fallen wanting the usual for such oversight.
“An efficient IG illuminates,” he mentioned. “They shine the sunshine on the areas we have to enhance.”