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REASON THAT HE IS NO LONGER THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

INSPECTOR GENERAL.

>> WE HAVE SEENSPECTOR GENERAL

FIRED.

HE SAID IM THE ONE THAT TOLD

THE PRESIDENT TO GET HIM OUT OF

THERE AND SAW THE DEFENSE

DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR GENERAL AND

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY INSPECTOR

GENERAL AND HHS INSPECTOR

GENERAL ALL FIRED SORT OF FRIDAY

NIGHT NEWS DUMPS TO KEEP IT OUT

OF THE NEWS CYCLE AND IN QUICK

SUCCESS, IS THE PRESIDENT WITH

THE SERIES OF FIRINGS, IS HE

VIOLATING NOT JUST THE SPIRIT

BUT THE LETTER OF THE LAW IN

TERMS OF HOW THESE THINGS ARE

SUPPOSED TO BE HANDLED?

ISNT HE SUPPOSED TO NOTIFY

CONGRESS OF WHY HES DOING IT IF

HE DOES WANT TO FIRE SOME OF

THESE FOLKS?

>> WELL, NOT ONLY IS HE REQUIRED

TO NOTIFY CONGRESS WHY HES

DOING IT, HES REQUIRED TO GIVE

30 DAYS NOTICE SO THERE CAN BE

ACTION TAKEN BY CONGRESS TO

PROTECT SOME OF THESE INSPECTORS

GENERAL.

LISTEN, DEMOCRACIES DONT TEND

TO HANG AROUND AS LONG AS OURS

HAS AND ITS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW,

ITS COMPLETELY NATURAL FOR

HUMAN BEINGS TO ACCUMULATE AS

MUCH POWER AS POSSIBLE, AND SO

OVER THE YEARS AS THE

BUREAUCRACY AROUND PRESIDENTS

HAVE GOTTEN BIGGER AND BIGGER,

WEVE DEVELOPED ADDITIONAL

CHECKS BEYOND THOSE IN THE

CONSTITUTION.

ONE OF THEM ARE INSPECTORS

GENERAL.

CONGRESS JUST CANT SEE

EVERYTHING THATS HAPPENING IN

MULTI BILLION DOLLAR DEPARTMENTS

LIKE THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND SO

AS MUCH AS TRUMP HAS TAKEN, YOU

KNOW, AN ASSAULT ON THE

CONSTITUTIONAL CHECKS ON HIS

POWER, HE IS NOW ALSO TAKING

THESE SHOTS AT THE STATUTORY

CHECKS ON HIS POWER LIKE

INSPECTORS GENERAL AND I JUST

DONT HAVE THE ABILITY TO SEE

WRONG DOING GIVEN HOW BIG AND

HOW COMPLICATED THE STATE

DEPARTMENT IS WITHOUT AN

INSPECTOR GENERAL THERE.

THATS WHY THIS IS WORRYING.

THE EYES OF CONGRESS ARE NOT

GOOD ENOUGH TO SEE WHAT IS

HAPPENING INSIDE ADMINISTRATION

WITHOUT INDEPENDENT IGs.

>> WE HAVE SEEN A FEW, A SMALL

NUMBER OF YOUR REPUBLICAN

COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE EXPRESS

SOME DISCOMFORT WITH WHAT THE

PRESIDENT HAS DONE HERE AND

SPECIFICALLY WITH FIRING THIS

STATE DEPARTMENT IG MR. LINICK.

DO YOU THINK THE CONCERN IS

BIPARTISAN ENOUGH IN THE

REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED SENATE

THAT WE MIGHT SEE HIM TESTIFYING

IN THE SENATE ABOUT HIS WORK AND

THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HIS FIRING?

DO YOU THINK THAT THE REPUBLICAN

CONTROLLED SENATE WILL DO

ANYTHING TO TRY TO STOP WHAT THE

PRESIDENT IS DOING HERE AND

ALSO, TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF

WHAT THIS FIRING MIGHT HAVE BEEN

TRYING TO COVER UP?

>> NO.

NO, THEY WONT.

LISTEN, THEYRE FANTASTIC

REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE AT

EXPRESSING ALARM AND CONCERN

OCCASIONALLY THEY EVEN SEND A

LETTER IN WHICH THEY PUT ON THE

RECORD THEIR ALARM AND CONCERN.

WHAT THEY ARE BAD AT IS DOING

ANYTHING TO STOP THE PRESIDENT.

ULTIMATELY, THIS IS ABOUT AN

ELECTION IN NOVEMBER.

IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT

STOPPING THE PRESIDENT FROM

REMOVING THE CHECKS ON HIS

POWER, THEN YOU HAVE TO PUT IN

CHARGE OF THE SENATE, PEOPLE WHO

ARE GOING TO ACTUALLY DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT, NOT JUST

OCCASIONALLY SEND OUT A

STATEMENT OR SEND A LETTER.

I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BE

MONUMENTALLY SURPRISED BY

REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES BUT IVE

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