Steve Linick Biography
Steve Linick is an American attorney who served as Inspector General of the Department of State having been nominated by President Barack Obama.
After President Barack Obama nominated him, he was confirmed by the United States Senate. Linick served in that position from 2013 until he was fired in May 2020.
Steve Linick Age
Linick was born in 1963. He is 57 years old as of 2020.
Steve Linick Height
Linick’s height measurement details are not available at the moment.
Steve Linick Net Worth
Linick’s net worth is under review.
Steve Linick Wife
Linick has been a very secretive man when it comes to his family as well as his love life. He has not revealed whether he is married or not.
More information on his relationship status will be provided as soon as it is available.
Steve Linick Education
Linick attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. While there, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1985 and a Master of Arts in Philosophy in 1990. That same year, he earned a Juris Doctor.
Steve Linick Inspector General of the Department of State
In 2013, Linick was nominated by President Barack Obama as the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State. He was confirmed by the Senate and began his tenure as the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State
In that position, he was responsible as the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State. He would also assess the sufficiency of internal controls, and conduct administrative and criminal investigations of waste, fraud, mismanagement, and misconduct.
Linick was responsible for providing oversight to more than 70,000 Department of State and U.S. Agency for Global Media employees. He would also provide oversight on 270 overseas missions and more than $70 billion in the Department of State.
Steve Linick Fired
Linick was fired from his position as the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State on May 15, 2020, by President Donald Trump.
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Trump wrote; “It is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general. That is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general.”
Not long after Linick’s firing, Eliot Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said that his firing was an act of reatliation. This, according to Engel, is because Linick had opened an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“This firing is the outrageous act of a president trying to protect one of his most loyal supporters, the secretary of state, from accountability.
“I have learned that the Office of the Inspector General had opened an investigation into Secretary Pompeo. Mr Linick’s firing amid such a probe strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act of retaliation,” Engel said in a statement.