Trump fires intelligence official involved in his impeachment probe
Saturday, 4 April 2020 Mr. Atkinson, a Trump appointee, had determined that a whistleblower's report was credible in alleging Mr. Trump abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraines interference in the 2020 U.S. election for his political benefit.
The top U.S. federal watchdog vowed on Saturday to continue to conduct "aggressive" independent oversight of government agencies, after President Donald Trump fired the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community late Friday night. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that..