Pelosi Wants Trump to Provide ‘Detailed and Substantial Justification’ For Firing State Department Inspector General


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Trump on Monday, demanding the president to provide a “detailed and substantial justification” for abruptly firing the State Department Inspector General.

In the letter, Pelosi noted that President Trump did notify Congress that he was removing Steve Linick, the Inspector General of the Department of State within 30 days, he didn’t provide Congress a “clear and substantial cause” for such removal.

“You are required to notify Congress of your removal of an Inspector General,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to President Trump. “It is essential that you also inform Congress of the cause for the removal and your lack of confidence.”