Trump has taped the State Department’s new Inspector General

Stephen Akard: Acting State Department watchdog resigns months after previous inspector general was fired

The US ambassador to Turkmenistan, Matthew Clemo, was appointed by President Donald Trump and his appointment took effect on Monday, the State Department’s Inspector General confirmed to CNN. Clemo plans to return to Turkmenistan by the end of the year, the office said.

A State Department spokesman said Thursday that the State Department commends Ambassador Clemo and Washington for returning to Washington, D.C., to serve as executive observers until the end of 2020.

Two congressional aides also said they were informed that Clemo was nominated for the role. One of those assistants said he is believed to be close to senior officials in the department.

Clamo, a career civil servant, was a senior adviser to the Office of the Under Secretary of Management immediately before his appointment as ambassador. He also served in other roles in the State Department and the White House and the military. Kilow’s son is an attorney in the state department according to his biography.

Politico Climo was the first to know that he was named Acting Inspector General.

The agency has been without a Senate-confirmed inspector general since Linick was fired late May 15 at the behest of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Linick, the name of the acting supervisor to replace Stephen Accord, Resigned in early August. Deputy Inspector General Diana Shaw is serving in the interim role.
Democrats in Congress are investigating the pressure on top American diplomat Jettison Linnick. As part of that probe, Linick Testified in early June His office in the state office is investigating five counts of possible misuse, including possible misuse of taxpayer resources in the state’s account and sale of emergency weapons to Gulf allies.
This Report on the latter Was released last month and found that the agency complied with legal requirements in declaring a state of emergency to sell billions of dollars worth of weapons to Gulf allies, but did not fully assess the risks to civilians involved in the sale.
Pompeo has repeatedly denied that Linick’s expulsion was retaliatory Democracy rebuked legislatorsIncluding Elliott Angel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in New York. Last month, Pompeo told Angel that he had urgently instructed state department officials as part of the investigation not to “appear for registered deposits, until mutually acceptable accommodation is found.”
Last week, Angel announced that his committee was moving to host Pompeo In contempt of Congress For repeated refusal to comply with the subtraction of records related to “its transparent political misuse of department resources”.
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