Updated at 5:36 p.m. ET
President Trump is ousting State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, extending a string of administration firings of government watchdogs.
The president sent notice of Linick's removal, effective in 30 days, to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday. A State Department spokesperson offered no reason for the change but issued a statement confirming that Linick will be replaced by Ambassador Stephen Akard, who currently directs the department's Office of Foreign Missions.