Schumer Statement on President Trump Firing the Intelligence Community Inspector General

April 3, 2020

Washington, D.C.Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement after President Trump fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson:

“Whether it’s Lt. Col. Vindman, Captain Crozier, or Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson: President Trump fires people for telling the truth.

“Michael Atkinson is a man of integrity who has served our nation for almost two decades. Being fired for having the courage to speak truth to power makes him a patriot.” 

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