According to a final report from the acting inspector general’s office, Secretary of state pompeio’s emergency certification of arms sales to Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia, was not illegal last year, a senior Department official said on Monday. < p > < p > in May this year, US President trump abruptly dismissed Steve linick, the inspector general who was responsible for investigating the Pompeo certification incident. Lenick’s successor is Stephen akard, who resigned last week after evading an investigation into arms sales. The final investigation was conducted by Diana Shaw, Akad’s deputy. As the fourth government inspector general to be ousted by a Republican president in recent months, linick has raised concerns among people and some Republicans about the weakening of regulation. The senior official, who asked not to be named, said the inspector general’s final report did not find any misconduct by pompeio in implementing the trump administration’s decision to declare a “state of emergency,” although Congress opposed the “state of emergency” and believed that the announcement was to reasonably sell $8 billion of weapons to Saudi Arabia.