President Donald Trump continues to resist any attempts at oversight of his administration. Last Friday night Trump fired the Inspector General of the State Department, Steven Linick. Linick is the fourth Inspector General that Trump has fired in the last two months. Linick had recently opened an investigation into the conduct of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, checking into allegations that Pompeo used staff members to run personal errands. Mr. Linick was also investigating the administration’s push to sell arms to the Saudis without the approval of Congress. President Trump last month fired the Inspector General of the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, who brought to light the initial whistleblower complaint that led to Trump’s impeachment. Trump followed that move by firing the IG of the Department of Defense, Glenn Fine, who had been tapped to provide oversight of the $2 trillion CARES Act. Fine’s firing effectively removed him from that position. Trump then on May 1 replaced Christi Grimm, the senior deputy of the Department of Health and Human Services, who reported that hospitals nationwide were experiencing “severe shortages of testing supplies and extended waits for test results” along with shortages of PPE for hospital staff. The fired officials have been replaced by appointees considered favorable to President Trump.
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.