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Michael Atkinson (Inspector General): American intelligence official
Michael Kevin Atkinson is an American attorney. He worked for the United States Department of Justice for approximately 15 years, before becoming the second Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. He assumed office on May 17, 2018.

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Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog [Video]

Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog

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..

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U.S. watchdog vows 'aggressive' oversight after Trump fires intel official [Video]

U.S. watchdog vows 'aggressive' oversight after Trump fires intel official

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...

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Michael Atkinson, who President Trump made clear was dismissed in reprisal for his role in revealing the Ukraine matter, broke his silence.
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Outgoing U.S. intel watchdog fired by Trump says he acted appropriately

Michael Atkinson, the outgoing top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, on Sunday said he was fired by President Donald Trump for acting impartially in his handling the whistleblower complaint..
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'He's a total disgrace': Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog

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Trump defends decision to fire Ukraine watchdog Michael Atkinson, despite bipartisan concerns

Trump notified Congress Friday that he fired the inspector general who informed Congress about a whistleblower complaint about over his Ukraine call.
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Top U.S. watchdog vows ‘aggressive’ oversight of Trump administration after intel firing

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President Donald Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson.
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Trump Has Considered Firing Intelligence Community Inspector General

The president blames Michael Atkinson, whom he appointed, for finding the anonymous whistle-blower’s complaint on his interactions with Ukraine to be credible.
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U.S. Senate intelligence committee leaders expected to get whistleblower briefing: aide

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