Donald Trump fires intelligence watchdog who sparked impeachment process

Michael Atkinson, inspector general for the intelligence community, alerted Congress to whistleblower complaint

Donald Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment, prompting fierce criticism from Democrats.

On Friday night, with America consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, the president told the Senate intelligence committee of his decision to dismiss Michael Atkinson.

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