People are ripping Pompeo for holding big dinners at taxpayer expense. That’s silly. It’s his job.

When you arrange the firing of the independent inspector general of your department, you should expect to have a bad week. Ever since State Department IG Steve Linick was suddenly ousted late Friday, Mike Pompeo has been battered with charges of ethical and professional misbehavior that Linick might have been sniffing out. 

First it was Pompeo using state department staffers to walk his dog and get his dry cleaning. Then came news that Pompeo refused to cooperate with a Linick probe into whether the Trump administration ginned up a fake “emergency” to circumvent a congressional ban on arms sales to

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