Trump just removed the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community as reciprocity for his actions in the arms for dirt scandal that led to the impeachment.
Even as we’ve seen it all there will be more corruption from the Trump regime only hinted at in the inability to coordinate the COVID-19 response. Trump has already favored the GOP states, refused to exercise a strong federal response, and enabled a wide range of profiteering and corporate bias. Firing the Inspector General is just the front end of possible shenanigans.
Two Hill sources tell NBC News Atkinson was informed tonight that Trump had fired him, and he has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately–circumventing a requirement that both intelligence committees be notified by Trump 30 days before removal of the IG.
In the middle of all his stunning incompetence, trump is kind enough to remind us that he’s also a criminal traitor who is driving patriots out of government because they did their jobs.— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 4, 2020
Michael Atkinson protected the identity of the whistleblower, which he was required to do by law. Ultimately what the whistleblower revealed led to Trump’s impeachment.— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) April 4, 2020
Now Trump is removing him while we’re all focused on the coronavirus. https://t.co/4GQMlBUj6y