Another Friday Night Massacre by Cheryl Rofer| May 15, 202011:26 pm| 57 CommentsThis post is in: Open Threads, Trump Crime CartelFacebookTweetEmail It’s Friday after hours, so President Donald Trump has fired another Inspector General. This one, for the Department of State, apparently was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump is destroying our democracy. Intentionally. Methodically. This is nothing less than authoritarian overtures to increase his power. I can tell you of other countries who have done the same in history. It didn't end well for them or their country.Pay attention America. https://t.co/0mqh2ZfcXd— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) May 16, 2020 A word of caution to reporters covering the news of State Department's inspector general: The law requires Trump to give Congress 30 days notice BEFORE firing him. Unless Trump has violated that law, what Trump did was give 30-days notice of an intent to fire the IG. /1— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) May 16, 2020 “I have learned that the Office of the Inspector General had opened an investigation into Sec. Pompeo. Mr Linick’s firing amid such a probe strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act retaliation."Chair, House Foreign Relations Committee#Corruptionhttps://t.co/Uh9i4qVnyD— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) May 16, 2020 House Foreign Affairs chair @RepEliotEngel: “I have learned that the Office of the Inspector General had opened an investigation into Sec. Pompeo. Mr. Linick’s firing amid such a probe strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act of retaliation.” https://t.co/lwhSMvmMZM pic.twitter.com/QrBPqCqMJf— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) May 16, 2020 The late-night, weekend firing of State Department IG Steve Linick is an acceleration of the President’s dangerous pattern of retaliation against the patriotic public servants charged with conducting oversight on behalf of the American people. https://t.co/VavmuJpX25— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 16, 2020 Open thread!