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Trump sends the impeachment procedure ‘instigator’ out

The President of the United States dismisses Inspector-General of Intelligence Michael Atkinson. In thirty days, Atkinson will be removed from office, Donald Trump reports in a letter to Congress.

According to the President, it is “vital” that the Inspector General, who serves as a watchdog within the intelligence community, enjoy the President’s full confidence, and that is no longer the case for Atkinson. The President has not yet appointed a successor.

In October last year, Atkinson informed the United States Congress about whistleblower complaints that helped fuel the impeachment process initiated against Trump.

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According to complaints, Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Trump sends the impeachment procedure ‘instigator’ out
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