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Intelligence IG Says Trump Fired Him For Dealing With Whistleblower Complaint Impartially

Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of firing him over the impartial way he handled the whistleblower complaint that eventually led to Trump’s impeachment.

“It is hard not to think that the President’s loss of confidence in me derives from my having faithfully discharged my legal obligations as an independent and impartial Inspector General, and from my commitment to continue to do so,” Atkinson said in a statement.
He said his job was to make sure whistleblowers had the “effective and authorized means” to alert Congress of wrongdoing, and that whistleblowers would not …read more

Source:: TPM



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