President Trump Makes Major Move To Drain The Swamp, Causes John Brennan To Flip His Top At Trump On Twitter Over Firing Of IGIC Atkinson

Opinion| Earlier this week President Trump removed the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community, Michael Atkinson.  The move resulted in Barack Obama’s former CIA Chief, John Brennan, lashing out at the President.

In a letter to both the House and Senate Inelegance Committees President Trump wrote:

‘It is extremely important that we promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Federal programs and activities. The Inspectors General have a critical role in the achievement of those goals.  As is the case with regard to other positions where I, as President, have the power of appointment, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, it is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as Inspectors General.  That is no longer the case with regard to this Inspector General.’

NPR explained:

‘President Trump is firing Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, two congressional sources confirm to NPR.

In a letter to the Senate Intelligence committee chairs Friday, Trump said he “no longer” has the fullest confidence in Atkinson. The letter says the removal will be effective “30 days from today.”

Atkinson first raised concerns about a complaint involving President Trump’s communications with Ukraine, which led to the impeachment inquiry.

An intelligence official tells NPR that Tom Monheim, a career intelligence professional, will become the acting inspector general of the intelligence community.

Atkinson received a complaint in August 2019 about allegedly improper commitments made by President Trump to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The complaint was later released by the House Intelligence Committee, leading the White House to release an account of the call in which Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate the family of former Vice President Joe Biden. The events led to a historic, contentious impeachment inquiry.’

On Saturday President Trump criticized Atkinson, the soon to be former IGIC, over the way he handled the anonymous whistleblower’s complaint, which lead the nation into Trump’s impeachment saga, which the President called a ‘disgrace.’

The Gateway Pundit explains:

‘Former CIA Director John Brennan on Saturday lashed out at President Trump for firing Intel Community IG Michael Atkinson.

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