Anybody who thinks the virus isn’t providing Donald Trump cover fire to keep doing his revenge against those who do not display allegiance to him and not the law or norms is fooling themself….
President Donald Trump has informed Congress that he is removing the inspector general who flagged the Ukraine whistleblower complaint, according to a letter obtained by NBC News.
“This is to advise you that I am exercising my power as President to remove from office the inspector general of the intelligence community,” the Trump letter to the leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees says.
The letter also says “it is vital that I have the fullest confident in the appointees serving as Inspectors General. That is no longer the case with this Inspector General.”
The firing is to take effect 30 days from Friday, according to the letter.
News of the complaint and the fact it had been withheld from Congress touched off an inquiry and testimony that resulted in Trump’s impeachment. Trump was acquitted by the Senate.
Michael Atkinson deemed the complaint an “urgent concern” that he was required by law to provide to the congressional intelligence committees.
But Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguirerefused to do so on the advice of the Justice Department, resulting in a standoff.
Trump was accused of abusing the power of his office for personal political gain and obstruction of Congress…..
Trump has systematically cleaned house in the intelligence community that did not trust him when he got elected….