Confirmed: State Department Inspector General is bringing the receipts to his Trump-Ukraine testimony tomorrow


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Throughout the evening, buzz has been circulating about the State Department Inspector General’s urgent request to brief all the key House and Senate committees tomorrow about Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal. The IG clearly thinks that whatever he’s sitting on, it’s urgently and historically important. Now some details are surfacing about what the IG is bringing to Congress tomorrow.

Manu Raju reported tonight on-air on CNN that the State Department Inspector General has documents from the legal and human resources departments that relate to the Trump-Ukraine scandal. Then Scott Stedman of Forensic News reported that the IG has documents showing that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the HR department if he could discipline any State Department employees who cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry.

What’s not clear is whether this is the entire reason the State Department Inspector General has asked to urgently brief Congress tomorrow. For all we know there may be much more. But these documents alone should be enough to finish off Mike Pompeo. As Palmer Report explained earlier, House Democrats have already begun negotiating with the Deputy Secretary of State this evening, seemingly under the presumption that Pompeo won’t be around much longer.

We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out what all is really going on here. The State Department Inspector General is briefing congressional staffers behind closed doors, presumably because at least some classified or sensitive information is involved. But we should start seeing the non-classified portions of the briefing leak out shortly afterward. Tomorrow is going to be a big day, and perhaps a transformative one.

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