The Inspector General of the Department of state will inform lawmakers as part of an investigation for impeachment.
The state Department Inspector General plans to report to congressional committees on the latest cases of possible political retaliation by the leadership of the diplomatic Department against employees in connection with Ukraine. This was reported by two sources familiar with the situation.
According to sources who wished to remain anonymous, the reports will be conducted as part of an investigation designed to establish whether President Donald Trump tried to get Ukraine’s help in investigating his political rival, Democrat Joe Biden.
State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, who exercises independent oversight to combat abuses and violations within the Department, will address the House and Senate intelligence committees. The sources did not give any details about the alleged cases of political revenge.
An impeachment investigation could lead the House of Representatives to press formal charges against Trump. In this case, the Senate can hold a trial, which will decide whether to remove the President from office.
The Senate is controlled by the Republican Party, whose leader is President Trump.
In turn, President Donald Trump on Wednesday at a joint press conference with the President of Finland in the White House said that he is likely to sue several people involved in the enhanced promotion of special Prosecutor Mueller’s investigation of possible collusion with Russia in 2016.