Upon Secretary Pompeo’s recommendation, President Trump terminated State Department Inspector General Steve Linick in May of 2019. The president informed Congress that he had lost confidence in Linick. Administration officials also provided more clarity on the termination to the press. This hearing is an opportunity for Members to ask high-ranking Department officials about the circumstances leading to Mr. Linick’s termination.


The Honorable Brian Bulatao
Under Secretary of State for Management
United States Department of State

Marik String
Acting Legal Adviser
United States Department of State

R. Clarke Cooper
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
United States Department of State