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All the President’s Inspectors General

When Donald Trump late last week fired the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick, his critics accused him of political retaliation. There’s a case the President didn’t go far enough.

Mr. Trump said Monday he fired Mr. Linick because Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked him to. Mr. Pompeo says Mr. Linick was “undermining” the department and was not acting in a way “consistent with what the statute says he’s supposed to be doing.” He’s not the first cabinet officer to feel this way. The fundamental problem with…

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