There is no doubt that Trump kept a lot of Obama Administration political appointees in their jobs when he took over and that has proven to be a bad mistake. Many of them have consistently cooperated with his enemies in efforts to "get" him. There is also no doubt that he had the legal right to remove these people. He did not remove them. Why he did not escapees me. He seems to think that they were his employees and that confronted with the possibility of a loss of jobs and income, they would see their best interests served by acting loyally towards him. He does not seem to have understood that political purpose could be more powerful as a motivator than a federal government paycheck. IMO he tends to look down on "employees" as a disposable group. A lot of entrepreneurial business people are like that in spite of all the BS about how much they love their work force.
Well, pilgrims, this Obama appointed non civil service IG launched investigations into Pompey's (first in his class at USMA) use of career government employees to run personal errands for him. This is a clear violation of the law. The LAW. This IG was also investigating the Trump Administration's sales of military equipment to Saudi Barbaria without regard to restrictions put on such sales by Congress.
When asked about that Trump claimed to know nothing about such events and expressed the opinion that Pompeo's time is so valuable that he should be able to do whatever he chooses with people who work for the State Department. With regard to the Saudi sales he said that the sales were profitable and that is enough to justify anything.
1. We have never wanted a monarch in this country.
2. An attitude like that expressed to the press may tilt the scales in what is bound to be a close election in favor of the Leftist Democrats including their Neo-Bolshevik wing.