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Barr Defends Trump’s Firing Of Intel IG, Says POTUS Wants ‘Responsible’ Watchdogs


On Thursday night, Attorney General Bill Barr backed President Donald Trump’s decision to oust Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, who submitted a whistleblower complaint that eventually led to Trump’s impeachment.

“I think the President did the right thing in removing Atkinson,” Barr told Fox News host Laura Ingraham during a one-on-one interview.
The attorney general accused Atkinson of trying to turn the whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s infamous phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky “into a commission to explore anything in the government” and “immediately report it to Congress without letting the executive branch look at it and …read more

Source:: TPM

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