(CNN) President Donald Trump on Friday fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump’s impeachment, the President told Congress in a letter obtained by CNN.
So Prznint Stupid is using the cover of the pandemic to continue to fire his enemies and slay oversight late on a Friday night. I guess we should have seen this coming.
Good job, Republicans. Hey, Sen. Collins, has Lord Damp Nut learned his lesson yet?
So what’s the over-under that he appoints Rudy to be the new IG?
UPDATE 1: NYTimes
“The president has long discussed his desire to fire several inspectors general, and he has been talking to aides about his desire to oust Mr. Atkinson since last fall, tarring the inspector general as disloyal because he sought to share information with Congress about the president’s efforts to pressure Ukraine into delivering him personal political benefits.
“Mr. Atkinson’s fate was sealed after the trial on impeachment charges ended, said one Trump administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a delicate matter.”