April 5, 2020
DOJ Inspector General backs dismissed IG Atkinson
Michael Atkinson, the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community: “Inspector General Atkinson is known throughout the Inspector General community for his integrity, professionalism, and commitment to the rule of law and independent oversight. That includes his actions in handling the Ukraine whistleblower complaint, which the then Acting Director of National Intelligence stated in congressional testimony was done “by the book” and consistent with the law...
JUST IN: Striking new statement from IC inspector general Michael Atkinson, who was fired by Trump on Friday. “It is hard not to think that the President’s loss of confidence in me derives from my having faithfully discharged my legal obligations...” pic.twitter.com/qBLi59v9GB— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) April 6, 2020