Chairman of US Foreign Affairs Committee says firing of State Department inspector may be linked to sales of arms to Saudi Arabia.

  • The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, made the statement on Monday.
  • Last week, Trump announced the planned removal of Inspector General Steve Linick in a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  • Trump infuriated many members of Congress last May by declaring a national emergency in order to sidestep Congressional review of $8 billion in military sales, mostly to Saudi Arabia.
  • The House and Senate both passed resolutions to block the sales, but Trump vetoed them.