State Dept IG Leaves After 3 Months On The Job


State Department inspector general Stephen Akard has resigned less than three months after President Donald Trump fired the previous internal watchdog at Foggy Bottom, a department official confirmed Wednesday.

Akard’s deputy, Diana Shaw, told the inspector general’s staff that he is leaving, the official said. Although Akard’s last day on the job is officially Friday, he is not expected to return to the office for the remainder of the week. Shaw will lead the office for the time being.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered a terse reaction to Akard‘s departure during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

“He left to go back home. This happens,“ Pompeo said. “I don’t have anything more to add to that.“

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