Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint | TheHill

Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint | TheHill
President Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community, saying he “no longer” has confidence in the key government watchdog.

Michael Atkinson, who had served as the intelligence community inspector general since May 2018, was the first to alert Congress last year of an “urgent” whistleblower complaint he obtained from an intelligence official regarding Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. His firing will take effect 30 days from Friday, the day Trump sent a notice informing Congress of Atkinson’s dismissal.

via Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint | TheHill