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Trump decapitating intelligence leadership amid coronavirus crisis - Schiff

Published on April 4, 2020 10:50 PM
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Donald Trump is decapitating the leadership of the intelligence community in the middle of a national crisis, senior Democrat Adam Schiff has charged, after the president fired the inspector general of the US intelligence community late on Friday night.pNews of the firing of Michael Atkinson came as the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the US passed 7,000 and the White House faced continuing criticism for its handling of the response.

Trump raged about Atkinson at Saturdays White House coronavirus taskforce briefing, claiming someone should sue the ass off the whistleblower whose complaint Atkinson relayed to Congress, per his constitutional duty.

Its unconscionable, Schiff, the chair of the House intelligence committee, told MSNBC. And of course it sends a message throughout the federal government and in particular to other inspectors general that if they do their job as this professional did, and Michael Atkinson was a complete ...

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