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The State Department's watchdog issued a scathing report on how Trump appointees treated career State Department employees in the bureau that oversees international organizations foreignpolicy.com/2019/08/15/sta…
This is an issue @columlynch and I have been reporting on for over a year. Among the things the Inspector General report details: Hostile work environment, State career officials accused of being 'traitors', discrimination, mismanagement. Full report here: stateoig.gov/system/files/e…
@columlynch The two appointees in question, Assistant Secretary Moley and Mari Stull, have issued responses. Moley issued responses in appendix to OIG report, ranging from denying accusations to saying he was unaware of certain issues to saying some things were mischaracterized
@columlynch Stull told us in a statement that the report is "politically motivated payback for my efforts to implement President Trump’s agenda over the resistance of Deep State bureaucrats who opposed his reform agenda”
@columlynch Stull, cont'd: "I was never even given an opportunity to interview with the [inspector general] during my tenure with the Administration. The report contains false and misleading information.”
OIG says in report Stull declined a request to be interviewed for the report
@columlynch In one example OIG tracked, Stull didn't believe the data compiled by an employee on a country's contributions to the UN, got angry, and threw the work product at another employee
@columlynch In another, a State official who accompanied the Congressional Black Caucus to the UN was accused of trying to 'thwart' Trump's agenda, as they were Democrats. Official was reprimanded, shut out of substantive work, eventually quit
@columlynch In another example, an employee was apparently told by Assistant Secretary they wouldn't hire a foreign affairs officer for a job because Stull didn't trust him due to his relationship w/ UN Palestinian Refugees org & the LGBTI community. A/S Moley denied this characterization:
This OIG report, now publicly available, was first reported by @nahaltoosi who has also followed these developments. The allegations around the IO bureau sparked Congressional probes as well as inspector general investigation politico.com/story/2019/08/…
A/S Moley, in response, called any allegation of homophobia patently false and said the behavior attributed to him does not reflect who he is and says multiple State officials can attest to this. Read Inspector General report in full here: stateoig.gov/system/files/e…
Dem Rep. Eliot Engel, chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued statement condemning these actions and called on Moley to resign or be fired.

This report is part of a ‘broader inquiry’ into politically motivated reprisals at State and Engel said ‘there is more to come’
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