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Trump administration might consolidate pandemic response at State Department

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Aides to President Donald Trump are considering a plan to shift the government's global response to future infectious disease outbreaks to a new unit inside the State Department, according to documents obtained by POLITICO.
The proposal, discussed during a National Security Council deputies committee meeting on Thursday, already has set off a turf battle between the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. USAID officials were surprised and perplexed by the idea, which could lead them to lose control of significant funds and authorities.
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White House, State Dept. fail to turn over documents related to firing of watchdog

White House, State Dept. fail to turn over documents related to firing of watchdog

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Congressional investigators believe the watchdog's firing was direct retaliation for Steve Linick pursuing an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Trump administration did not give 'adequate response' to probe into watchdog's firing: aide

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The White House and the State Department did not provide an "adequate response" to lawmakers' requests for documents related to the firing of the department's inspector general, a congressional aide said on Friday.
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