Speculation from our elite media has shifted from who is gonna ID the Whistleblower first to The Russian Usurper is gonna You’re Fired’ed Michael Atkinson, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community who turned in the Whistleblower’s, um, blow:
“President Trump has discussed dismissing the intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson, because Mr. Atkinson reported a whistle-blower’s complaint about Mr. Trump’s interactions with Ukraine to Congress after concluding it was credible, according to four people familiar with the discussions.
“Mr. Trump first expressed his dismay about Mr. Atkinson around the time the whistle-blower’s complaint became public in September. In recent weeks, he has continued to raise with aides the possibility of firing him, one of the people said.”
Naturally, this has alarmed Republicans who don’t want to defend Prznint Stupid against a Saturday Night Massacre II:
“Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday said firing Atkinson in response to his actions would not be a wise move.
“Asked if Trump should fire Atkinson, Cornyn said “no” and added, “I think it would be counterproductive.”
“Cornyn added that he had only heard that the president was thinking about firing Atkinson from reporters and he had not received any confirmation from sources in the administration.
“Collins said she had “absolutely no idea” whether Trump in fact has considered firing Atkinson but warned it would be a mistake.
“’It’s obviously something that I would oppose. I have a lot of regard for the inspector general and believe that he did what he thought was right,’ she said.”
You know, it would be difficult to think up a dumber thing that Prznint Stupid could do, so according to our theorem Trump’s Razor (Ascertain the stupidest possible scenario that can be reconciled with the available facts and that answer is likely correct) indicates it is going to happen.
Give us the under-over wager in the comments, gotta call the bookie today.