Eliot Engel's Top 10 Tweets

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I've learned there may be another reason for IG Linick’s firing. His office was investigating—at my request—Trump’s phony emergency declaration so he could send Saudi Arabia weapons. We don’t have the full picture yet, but it’s troubling that Sec Pompeo wanted Linick pushed out. https://t.co/YBs9k45Tko 5239 9671 2020-05-18 16:45:28
Today I launched an investigation into President Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. @SenatorMenendez and I requested that administration officials preserve all records related to the firing & turn info over to the committees by Friday, May 22. https://t.co/vUtHhgjERG 3673 11359 2020-05-16 18:51:23
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. https://t.co/rcpiBDShDz 3092 8303 2020-05-16 11:40:53
The Inspector General Act requires @realdonaldtrump to give Congress written reasons for firing an IG 30 days before doing so. He can’t give secret “justifications” just to his allies. @SenatorMenendez and I will get the truth. https://t.co/TssFFzEyge 502 1112 2020-05-17 14:17:42
I’ve been investigating acts of retaliation at the @StateDept for nearly two years. The law protects whistleblowers and, as we look into the IG’s firing, I will work tirelessly to ensure that no one who comes forward is bullied or silenced. https://t.co/gnydbqgDUB 450 1186 2020-05-17 01:27:50
President Trump’s unprecedented removal of Inspector General Linick is only his latest sacking of an inspector general, our government’s key independent watchdogs, from a federal agency. https://t.co/9XgkNOiIQH 311 831 2020-05-16 18:53:48
As @HouseForeign Chair I am keenly aware of the despot playbook. A leader ordering tear-gas to be fired on his own people, so he can walk outside for a photo-op holding a religious text, is not “out of the ordinary” behavior in most dictatorships—but now it’s happening in the US. 138 374 2020-06-02 15:35:56
What we’ve just learned makes it even more difficult to understand why Ambassador Bolton did not testify during impeachment. If Trump urged the Chinese leader to help with his reelection the American people deserved to know that information. https://t.co/y1vtWO1hS3 138 337 2020-06-17 22:37:09
What would Republicans say if these exact words came from strongmen Nicolas Maduro or Daniel Ortega? We must take threats to our freedoms seriously no matter who they come from. https://t.co/RE0F0vXDk8 134 345 2020-05-28 14:08:24
If the requested documents are not produced in full by the close of business on June 1, 2020, then I am prepared to issue subpoenas for the relevant documents and the testimony of relevant Department officials. https://t.co/q4MCARt0uk 112 203 2020-05-21 17:42:45