According to the Associated Press on Washington on December 10, Matthew Klimovic, the acting inspector general of the U.S. State Department and foreign agencies, said on the same day that an independent investigation into Susan Pompeo, the wife of Secretary of State Pompeo, accompanied her husband on official travel showed that these brigades The line does not violate federal ethics.
However, Klimovic also pointed out that of the eight trips covered by the investigation, six were not officially approved or documented in writing.
He also angrily responded to Pompeo’s aides’ claim that the investigation was a “wasting time”.
The investigation was launched during the time of former Inspector General Steve Linick, who was in office, according to the report. Linick has launched several investigations against Pompeo, who was dismissed this spring.
Prior to the release of the latest Inspector General’s report, the State Department criticized the inspectorate for questioning Susan’s travel practice, claiming that it was inappropriate. Susan has been criticized for using government resources while accompanying her husband on a diplomatic visit.
The U.S. State Department said it agreed with the report’s recommendations, but criticized Klimovic for conducting the investigation.