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Sunday, April 05, 2020

President Donald Trump suggested that he fired the inspector general for the intelligence community in retaliation for impeachment, saying the official was wrong to provide an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress as the law requires.

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#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-05 06:57 PM | Reply

The 25th needs to be activated.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-05 07:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The 25th needs to be activated.
#2 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON

He's saying the quiet part out loud, again.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-05 07:13 PM | Reply

... "I thought he did a terrible job, absolutely terrible." The president added: "He took a fake report and he took it to Congress with an emergency, OK? Not a big Trump fan, that I can tell you."...

Once again, Pres Trump requires loyalty to him over a person's sworn loyalty to the Constitution.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-04-05 07:56 PM | Reply

The 25th would bring us President Pence...marginally better, but one dedicated patriot's action closer to President Pelosi (gag) but at least Pelosi is an actual leader and might have the US best interest at heart - more than the morons currently running the show. An interim Pelosi administration might be able to undo some of the damage the TRump has done and prepare us for a way forward.

#5 | Posted by Ilya_Koslov at 2020-04-05 08:57 PM | Reply

He just loves proving that he is above the law.... and his Deplorables love it, too.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-05 09:30 PM | Reply

No one is above a car bomb or a 50cal bullet...just saying, not encouraging.

#7 | Posted by Ilya_Koslov at 2020-04-05 09:36 PM | Reply

In Trumplandia, you can just come right out and say, "I am corrupt," and your loyal subjects will break into applause.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2020-04-05 10:32 PM | Reply

OMG are the TRump true believers the 2020 equivalent of the 1930's "Good Germans"? Well no, at least the "Good Germans" believed in a united and prosperous Germany, not withstanding the absolute s4!t show that was leading them there. TRumpians just want to p0wn those awful liberals...

#9 | Posted by Ilya_Koslov at 2020-04-05 10:41 PM | Reply

This is some Central American dictator ------ here.

#10 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-04-05 11:50 PM | Reply

"I'm the best one."

#11 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-04-06 02:19 AM | Reply

Only in the Trump administration do you get fired for doing the right thing for the country.

That's been a pattern since Trump took office and we end up with less and less qualified people in decision making positions. People just like Trump, in fact.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-06 05:42 AM | Reply

"I am disappointed and saddened that President Trump has decided to remove me as the inspector general of the intelligence community because I did not have his fullest confidence,'" Atkinson said in a seven-paragraph statement issued Sunday. "It is hard not to think that the president's loss of confidence in me derives from my having faithfully discharged my legal obligations as an independent and impartial inspector general."

That Atkinson issued a statement at all is unusual " inspectors general usually stay silent when removed, but the circumstances leading to his firing are also highly unusual.

Michael Horowitz, the chairman of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and the Justice Department inspector general, said in a statement Saturday that Atkinson is known throughout the inspector general community for his "integrity, professionalism and commitment to the rule of law and independent oversight." That, Horowitz said, "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."

"Atkinson's statement says what anyone who follows the rule of law knows: He was fired for fulfilling his legal responsibilities to protect a whistleblower who lawfully reported concerns regarding President Trump," said Mark Zaid, who formerly represented the whistleblower. "Protecting whistleblowers is not a partisan activity, and those who say otherwise threaten the integrity of our governmental system and undermine our democracy."

www.washingtonpost.com

#13 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-04-06 05:54 AM | Reply

"Only in the Trump administration do you get fired for doing the right thing for the country."

And yet somehow people are still pretty confident there's no ulterior motive; no foreign hand guiding his actions.
I mean, if you don't believe that, the only other alternative is:

The Boy Who Never Cried Wolf And Grew Up To Wear The Emperor's New Clothes.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-06 05:57 AM | Reply

On a scale of Troubled to Deeply Disturbed, how is Susan Collins reacting to the news?

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-06 06:00 AM | Reply

you know the only time that man (tRUMP) tells
the truth, is after he has done something evil...

#16 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-04-06 01:03 PM | Reply

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