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Fired Inspector General ‘Saddened’ by Trump Move


The intelligence community inspector general who alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s contacts with Ukraine says he is “disappointed and saddened” that Trump removed him from office. Michael Atkinson issued a statement late Sunday saying he believes Trump’s decision is based on Atkinson’s faithful execution of his duties to be an independent and impartial inspector general and his “commitment to continue to do so.” Trump officially explained the move Friday as having lost confidence in Atkinson, and followed that Saturday by saying, “He took a fake report and he took it to Congress.” Atkinson urged federal …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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