CNN’s Jake Tapper: President Trump’s firing of inspectors general creates ‘a world where watchdogs are replaced with lapdogs’

Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent –

To end Sunday’s “State of the Union” on CNN, anchor Jake Tapper took a few moments to address President Donald Trump’s firings of inspectors general. Below is a full transcript of Tapper’s remarks:

While most of the nation has been focused on the economic and health consequences of this horrific pandemic, President Trump has been at least partly focused on purging independent inspectors general from his administration. Most recently, on Friday night when State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was shown the door.

This follows the President ousting the inspector general of the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, who had followed the law when it came to the whistleblower complaint about the President pressuring Ukraine to dig up dirt on the Bidens.

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