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Breaking: Trump fires key intelligence figure that sparked Ukraine probe, Dems are already calling it ‘retribution’


President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday evening that he was firing a key intelligence community figure that sparked the Ukraine probe, and Democrats rushed to call it unfair “retribution.”

“This is to advise that I am exercising my power as President to remove from office the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, effective 30 days from today,” Trump said in the letter.

Michael Atkinson served as the intelligence community’s chief watchdog and was the first to notify Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to the impeachment inquiry against the president.

The president said in the letter that he no longer had …read more

Source:: The Blaze

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