Brian Bulatao, the State Department's undersecretary for management, told the Post that there was concern within agency leadership about a "pattern" of media leaks of draft versions of Linick's investigations, though he said there's no evidence that Bulatao was personally responsible.
"I said, 'Who appointed him?' And they say, 'President Obama.' I said, look, I'll terminate him", Trump said at the White House. "His office was investigating - at my request - Trump's phony declaration of an emergency so he could send weapons to Saudi Arabia".
Trump infuriated many members of US Congress previous year, including some of his fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, by declaring an emergency in order to sidestep Congressional review of eight billion dollars in military sales, mostly to Saudi Arabia.
The Washington Post broke the news Monday that Linick had "mostly completed" an investigation into Pompeo's decision, and that the State Department was recently briefed on the IG's conclusions in that investigation.
"As is the case with regard to other positions where I, as President, have the power of appointment, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, it is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as Inspectors General".
He also notified Congress that he was firing the inspector general of the US intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, who was involved in triggering the impeachment investigation.
"Congress's intent is clear that an expression of lost confidence, without further explanation, is not sufficient to fulfill the requirements of the IG Reform Act", Grassley wrote.
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Uber is closing or consolidating offices at various locations, including merging two facilities in its home base of San Francisco. Uber lost 2.9 billion dollars (£2.4 billion) in the first quarter as the pandemic hit its overseas investments.
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Pelosi wrote to Trump and asked him to provide "detailed and substantial justification" for Linick's removal within 30 days. Linick, for instance, had also been investigating allegations that a staffer for Pompeo was performing domestic errands and chores for him, such as handling dry cleaning, walking the family dog and making restaurant reservations, said a congressional official familiar with the matter. A quick Google search for dog walkers in the Washington, D.C. area found numerous offerings ranging from $20-25 per walk or $10-25 per hour.
Engel called on the administration to comply with the probe and turn over records by Friday. He added: "So because it's my right to do it I said, 'sure, I'll do it.' I've gotten rid of a lot of inspector generals".
While problematic, such allegations are unlikely to result in any kind of severe effect against Pompeo if proved correct.
When pressed on whether Pompeo tried to subvert Congress' will concerning the Saudi arms deal, Trump replied, "I don't think so".
There was precedent for using the emergency exemption for arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Pompeo also refused to sit for an interview with Linick's office as part of its probe into the administration's move to bypass Congress and expedite last year's $8 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia by declaring an emergency, a congressional aide told CNN Monday.
In a statement at the time, Mr Pompeo said "an emergency exists which requires the immediate sale" of the weapons "in order to deter further the malign influence of the government of Iran throughout the Middle East region".
It came as the administration actively courted close ties with Saudi Arabia over congressional objections, notably following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a US -based columnist for The Washington Post, by Saudi agents in October 2018.
BTS member Jungkook had an outing in Itaewon, central Seoul, late last month with three other idol group members. However, at the time of his visit, he did not go to the same venue that had the confirmed case in early May.
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La compagnie, qui compte environ 38.000 employés, explique qu'elle ne prévoit pas un retour à la normale avant longtemps. La note indique que le SCFP est en pourparlers avec Air Canada au sujet du maintien de la subvention salariale fédérale.
It has always been known in medical literature that a sudden loss of smell may be associated with certain respiratory infections . Government scientific advisers are aware of other Covid-19 symptoms but say they are not major ones and are generally common.
In Hollywood, you get typecast. "I'm not complaining because Eddie's been too good to me, but I found work hard to come by". It's not clear if his death was related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and his family did not elaborate on the cause of death.
The US president also claimed that Obama and his Vice President, Joe Biden , were the reasons why he's in the White House. The potshots came after Obama criticised the country's handling of the coronavirus pandemic without mentioning Trump.
When officers arrived at the scene, Edwards reportedly threw down his machete, put his hands in the air and gave up. He has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.
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In typically deadpan fashion, Murray waited for the tirade to finish, and then replied "Results would suggest otherwise". Djokovic holds a 25-11 head-to-head record against Murray and has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles.
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David Veesler, assistant professor with the University of Washington's Department of Biochemistry in a press release. An electron microscope image of the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (yellow), emerging from the surface of cells .
ICC technical committee dissuades use of saliva to shine ball
The appointments, however, will continue to be made via the ICC from local Elite and International Panel referees and umpires. Another major change the committee proposed was providing teams with an additional DRS per innings in all three formats.
France shuts 70 schools again due to COVID-19 cases
When it started gradually reopening schools last Tuesday, France had just under 27,000 coronavirus deaths and 178,000 total cases. Around 70 cases have been detected in French school since lessons resumed for younger pupils last week.