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‘He’s a total disgrace’: Trump defends firing US intel watchdog Atkinson

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump on Saturday (April 4) defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the US Intelligence Community, saying...

“He took a fake report, and he brought it to Congress,” Trump said during a briefing on the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Straits Times

Late on Friday, the White House told Atkinson, the Intelligence Community’s inspector general, that he would be terminated from his position in 30 days.

He was a key figure in the run-up to impeachment, having found credible a complaint from a still-unnamed whistleblower within the administration that…

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