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Trump fired the intelligence community lawyer who told Congress about the Ukraine whistleblower complaint

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson will be out of the job in 30 days, according to a letter from President Donald Trump that was reported on Friday night.
Atkinson was the official who received a whistleblower's complaint about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine, deeming the matter an "urgent concern."
In his letter, Trump said he no longer had the "fullest confidence" in Atkinson, who began working at the Department of Justice under President George W. Bush.
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Donald Trump fires intelligence watchdog who sparked impeachment process

Donald Trump fires intelligence watchdog who sparked impeachment process

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Michael Atkinson, inspector general for the intelligence community, alerted Congress to whistleblower complaint Donald Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment, prompting fierce criticism from Democrats. On Friday night, with America consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, the president told the Senate intelligence committee of his decision to dismiss Michael Atkinson.
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President Trump FIRES intelligence watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint that led to his impeachment

1 month ago   |   By The Sun

PRESIDENT Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered his impeachment.
Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson.
Trump said in the letter that it is “vital” that he has confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general, and “that is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general.”
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