Trump Fires Inspector General Who Sounded Alarm On Ukraine Call

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Rep. Adam Schiff slams the “dead of night” decision to gut the intelligence community’s independence by firing Michael Atkinson.

President Donald Trump has notified the Senate Intelligence Committee that he is firing Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who was the first to alert Congress to an urgent whistleblower complaint about Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president last year.

In a July 25 phone call, Trump pressured President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into unfounded accusations against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. At the time, Trump was withholding military aid from Ukraine, a form of coercion for political gain that led to his impeachment in the House.

Trump notified the Senate committee of his intention to fire Atkinson and remove him from his post as inspector general of U.S. intelligence agencies, which will be effective 30 days from Friday, according to congressional officials and a copy of Trump’s notification in a letter obtained by several media outlets.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) called the “dead of night decision” a “blatant attempt to gut the independence of the Intelligence community and retaliate against those who dare to expose presidential wrongdoing.”

Trump Fires Inspector General Who Sounded Alarm On Ukraine Call

Is Trump trying to deflect attention away from his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic? It really does look that way. Michael Atkinson was appointed by Trump. Atkinson has a reputation of being an honorable man.
 

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Dopey Donald Trump blunders again and hopes to diminish the outcry by announcing it during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dopey Donald Trump is disgracing himself with lies and blunders during his daily press conferences and had evidently hoped the pandemic would take the oxygen out of the political environment to allow him to escape criticism from both sides for firing the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.

Another fine pickle Captain Blunder Dopey Donald Trump has got himself into.

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint
The president informed Congress of the move in a Friday-evening letter to the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Michael Atkinson
Michael Atkinson, inspector general of the Intelligence Community. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

By NATASHA BERTRAND and ANDREW DESIDERIO

04/03/2020 10:19 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has fired the intelligence community’s chief watchdog, Michael Atkinson, who was the first to sound the alarm to Congress last September about an “urgent” complaint he received from an intelligence official involving Trump’s communications with Ukraine’s president.

Atkinson's decision set in motion the congressional probe that culminated in Trump's impeachment and ultimate acquittal in a bruising political and legal drama that consumed Washington for months. ...
 

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About damn time! that puke was a partisan hack from the word go...
How was he a "partisan Hack"? Trump appointed him - and he did his job.
HE was a deep state hack.. He helped Adam Schiff change the rules in the Coup attempt so that a criminal leaker would not be held accountable... He was a piece of shit from the word go.. HE was a co-conspirator in the coup D'etat. He and Schiff both need to hang along with a lot of others.
 
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Atkinson became Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) in May 2018.[2] He was nominated to the position in November 2017 by President Donald Trump[8] and was confirmed by the United States Senate by voice vote on May 14, 2018.[9] At his confirmation hearings, Atkinson indicated that he would bring order to the troubled ICIG's office, which had a reputation for dysfunction, and pledged to revive a whistleblower program that had become virtually defunct under the previous Acting Inspector General,[10]saying that he would "encourage, operate, and enforce a program for authorized disclosures by whistleblowers within the intelligence community that validates moral courage without compromising national security and without retaliation."[5] Restoring the whistleblower program was a major priority among members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.[10]


Apparently Atkinson was too honorable for the Trump Administration.
 

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Dopey Donald Trump blunders again and hopes to diminish the outcry by announcing it during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dopey Donald Trump is disgracing himself with lies and blunders during his daily press conferences and had evidently hoped the pandemic would take the oxygen out of the political environment to allow him to escape criticism from both sides for firing the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.

Another fine pickle Captain Blunder Dopey Donald Trump has got himself into.

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint
The president informed Congress of the move in a Friday-evening letter to the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Michael Atkinson
Michael Atkinson, inspector general of the Intelligence Community. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

By NATASHA BERTRAND and ANDREW DESIDERIO

04/03/2020 10:19 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has fired the intelligence community’s chief watchdog, Michael Atkinson, who was the first to sound the alarm to Congress last September about an “urgent” complaint he received from an intelligence official involving Trump’s communications with Ukraine’s president.

Atkinson's decision set in motion the congressional probe that culminated in Trump's impeachment and ultimate acquittal in a bruising political and legal drama that consumed Washington for months. ...
He-he, you just don't give up, do you, 3D. And WHAT is YOUR I.Q. again?
 

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Dopey Donald Trump blunders again and hopes to diminish the outcry by announcing it during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dopey Donald Trump is disgracing himself with lies and blunders during his daily press conferences and had evidently hoped the pandemic would take the oxygen out of the political environment to allow him to escape criticism from both sides for firing the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.

Another fine pickle Captain Blunder Dopey Donald Trump has got himself into.

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint
The president informed Congress of the move in a Friday-evening letter to the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Michael Atkinson
Michael Atkinson, inspector general of the Intelligence Community. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

By NATASHA BERTRAND and ANDREW DESIDERIO

04/03/2020 10:19 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has fired the intelligence community’s chief watchdog, Michael Atkinson, who was the first to sound the alarm to Congress last September about an “urgent” complaint he received from an intelligence official involving Trump’s communications with Ukraine’s president.

Atkinson's decision set in motion the congressional probe that culminated in Trump's impeachment and ultimate acquittal in a bruising political and legal drama that consumed Washington for months. ...

Bravo. Presidents can do that. And so did Obama when an inspector general was investigating one of his cronies. Obama removed him without consulting congress... but whatever. He's President and it was in his power and right.
 

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Bruh.

This man works at the mercy of the president. The president doesn't work at the mercy of those he appoints to certain posts in his administration.

Moral implications be damned. If the constitution says he can fire and hire anyone he wants, so be it.

Stop pretending you're upset, Lakhota.
 

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Dopey Donald Trump blunders again and hopes to diminish the outcry by announcing it during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dopey Donald Trump is disgracing himself with lies and blunders during his daily press conferences and had evidently hoped the pandemic would take the oxygen out of the political environment to allow him to escape criticism from both sides for firing the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.

Another fine pickle Captain Blunder Dopey Donald Trump has got himself into.

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint
The president informed Congress of the move in a Friday-evening letter to the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Michael Atkinson
Michael Atkinson, inspector general of the Intelligence Community. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

By NATASHA BERTRAND and ANDREW DESIDERIO

04/03/2020 10:19 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has fired the intelligence community’s chief watchdog, Michael Atkinson, who was the first to sound the alarm to Congress last September about an “urgent” complaint he received from an intelligence official involving Trump’s communications with Ukraine’s president.

Atkinson's decision set in motion the congressional probe that culminated in Trump's impeachment and ultimate acquittal in a bruising political and legal drama that consumed Washington for months. ...
It has now become boringly routine for brainwashed Trumper's to attack any USMB poster who dare criticize or even post a negative story on Dopey Donald. Don't expect any cover from moderators here in enforcing "personal attack" rules or staying on topic rules. USMB is a pro-Trump site with corrupted mod's. So, be prepared for whining and your thread to be vandalized.
 

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Dopey Donald Trump blunders again and hopes to diminish the outcry by announcing it during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dopey Donald Trump is disgracing himself with lies and blunders during his daily press conferences and had evidently hoped the pandemic would take the oxygen out of the political environment to allow him to escape criticism from both sides for firing the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.

Another fine pickle Captain Blunder Dopey Donald Trump has got himself into.

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who defied him on whistleblower complaint
The president informed Congress of the move in a Friday-evening letter to the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Michael Atkinson
Michael Atkinson, inspector general of the Intelligence Community. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

By NATASHA BERTRAND and ANDREW DESIDERIO

04/03/2020 10:19 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has fired the intelligence community’s chief watchdog, Michael Atkinson, who was the first to sound the alarm to Congress last September about an “urgent” complaint he received from an intelligence official involving Trump’s communications with Ukraine’s president.

Atkinson's decision set in motion the congressional probe that culminated in Trump's impeachment and ultimate acquittal in a bruising political and legal drama that consumed Washington for months. ...
It has now become boringly routine for brainwashed Trumper's to attack any USMB poster who dare criticize or even post a negative story on Dopey Donald. Don't expect any cover from moderators here in enforcing "personal attack" rules or staying on topic rules. USMB is a pro-Trump site with corrupted mod's. So, be prepared for whining and your thread to be vandalized.
He-he, what a maroon! (In the sage words of Bugs Bunny.)
 

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