Trump Fires Inspector General Who Revealed His Ukraine Scheme
President Trump has fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson who first raised concerns about the President's attempt to pressure Ukraine to announce an investigation of Hunter Biden in order to harm Joe Biden's campaign for President. The charges eventually led to the Trump's impeachment by the House of Representatives.
The move appears to be motivated solely by the President's desire for revenge and Trump's termination letter doesn't allege any wrongdoing by Atkinson. Rep. Adam Schiff pointed that out late last night.
New York Times: "Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who was the lead impeachment manager, called the “dead of night” firing in the middle of a national emergency “yet another blatant attempt by the president to gut the independence of the intelligence community and retaliate against those who dare to expose presidential wrongdoing.”
Atkinson joins a long list of government officials who gave up their careers to expose Trump's wrongdoing.
NPR: ..."In February, Trump recalled European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland and ended the White House National Security Council assignment of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovich has retired from the foreign service. William Taylor left in early January. Kurt Volker, the special envoy to Ukraine, resigned. Jennifer Williams, a career foreign service officer, left for a new position, and Tim Morrison left after he testified."
Future generations will remember these individuals as the heroes of a very dark chapter in the nation's history.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content