Obama said leaders today "aren’t even pretending to be in charge."
Dems say it’s retaliation for an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The lawmakers said that they believed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recommended Steve Linick’s removal because he had opened an investigation into Mr. Pompeo’s conduct.
The virus has “torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” the former president said. “A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump's firings of internal government oversight officials, calling it a "threat to accountable democracy."
Samantha Vinograd writes, "Congress needs bipartisan support to hold the President accountable for his assault on oversight, otherwise Trump will continue turning the US government into a personal political and vendetta machine."
President Donald Trump notified Congress of his intent to remove State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. Linick is the fourth inspector general or acting inspector general to be removed in six weeks, and his ouster goes to show that for Trump, getting rid of inspectors general without just cause isn't a coincidence -- it's a trend.
As the nation has been focused on fighting coronavirus, President Donald Trump has continued his attacks on internal government oversight -- gutting his administration of independent government watchdogs he sees as disloyal to him.
Obama told graduating HBCU students to step up because leaders are "not even pretending to be in charge."
Republican Sen. Mitt Romny (Utah) on Saturday denounced President Trump's firings of several inspector generals in various federal government offices as a "threat to accountable democracy."
Former President Barack Obama on Saturday encouraged 2020 high school graduates to embrace unity to solve the world's problems amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A top Republican senator demanded a deeper explanation from President Trump about his removal of the State Department watchdog while criticizing the ousted inspector general over a flawed investigation into British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s dossier.
Former President Barack Obama said in a commencement speech that current leaders during the coronavirus crisis were failing 2020 graduates.
Former President Barack Obama advised 2020 graduates to give up on the adults currently in charge and chart a new way forward for the world.
Former President Barack Obama took a veiled swipe at President Trump during a virtual commencement address for HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) on Saturday. ““More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing. A lot of…
Anti-Trump Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah ripped into President Trump Saturday for his firing of several inspectors general over the past few months, calling the moves “a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in the constitutional balance of power.” File screen image. Romney’s attack comes a day after Trump fired Obama holdover State…
"A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge," former President Barack Obama said in a commencement address to HBCU graduates.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the president has repeatedly vowed to remove government officials he believes conspired against him in impeachment proceedings or are otherwise disloyal.
President Donald Trump survived impeachment, but in the midst of a pandemic, he is still exacting his revenge.
President Trump removed the inspector general tasked with overseeing the State Department after receiving a recommendation to oust him from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to multiple reports.
Susan Rice was national security adviser to Obama. You may remember her as the person who went on multiple news shows after the Benghazi terror attack and claimed it happened because of a YouTube video. That was a lie and everyone knows it. Now she is apparently open to being chosen as Joe Biden’s 2020…
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