NPR

Watchdog Report: Trump Official Punished Public Servant Over Her Iranian Heritage

The State Department's inspector general released a report concluding that Trump officials demoted a national security expert over her Iranian roots and the perception that she was disloyal to Trump.
Sahar Nowrouzzadeh (center), speaking at an event at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center in 2018. A report released by the State Department's Inspector General found that Nowrouzzadeh was improperly removed from her government post after articles attempting to smear her appeared on conservative websites. Source: Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center

President Trump often says members of the "deep state" are bent on sabotaging his agenda.

And some of the career civil servants the president is referring to have said they have been retaliated against following reports in conservative media questioning their loyalty to Trump.

On Thursday, the State Department's internal watchdog that this happened to one high-ranking foreign policy official who was improperly removed from her post by White House officials in the

Sie lesen eine Vorschau. Registrieren Sie sich, um mehr zu lesen.

Mehr von NPR

NPR4 min gelesenPolitics
'Desperation And Fear' For Millions With Congress Deadlocked Over Pandemic Assistance
Federal unemployment money has been cut off for nearly two months. Congress hasn't worked out a deal to send more help, and the fight over a Supreme Court nominee could make that harder.
NPR2 min gelesen
When A Tornado Hits A Toy Store: Photo Shows Reality Of Working From Home With Kids
The photo on Twitter shows scientist Gretchen Goldman sitting behind her laptop being interviewed by CNN. She's in the middle of a living room that has been turned upside down by her young children.
NPR8 min gelesen
NPR Should Have Revealed Totenberg-RBG Friendship Earlier
Why is it OK for a senior correspondent to be close friends with a key source on her beat, but it's not OK for her colleague to march in a Black Lives Matter protest?