Secretary of State Mike Pompeo actually admitted that he is the one who asked Donald Trump to fire an Inspector General who was investigating whether or not Pompeo was using State Department staffers as his personal errand boys. Trump admitted during a press briefing on Monday that this was the case, so at least he and Pompeo are both telling the same story. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening and what this all means.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced