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Office of the Spokesman
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November 15, 2007
Question Taken at Daily Briefing of Nov. 15, 2007

Authority for Asking Inspector General To Resign (Taken Question)

Question: Can the Secretary of State ask the Inspector General to resign? What is the statutory authority?

Answer: Under section 3(b) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, only the President may remove the Department of State's Inspector General from office.

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