The guy at the very epicenter of Schiff’s plan to overthrow Trump… whose secret testimony in Schiff’s lockup never saw the light of day thinks he was unfairly fired. Was he?
Depending on whose story you buy, he played one of two roles in the Impeachment Circus.
From Schiff’s perspective, he played the role of honorable — courageous, even! — public servant who discovered wrongdoing, made sure it was reported and shielded the identity of the accuser at all costs.
There were, of course, parts of this story that don’t add up.
Like the fact that rules were retroactively altered to extend whistleblower protections to people with hearsay ‘evidence’. We never DID learn why… or whether this extension happened AFTER the supposed whistleblower (suspected to be Eric C.) contacted him.
Or specific details about how this particular case was handled, why they didn’t ask any direct questions of those involved who could have provide answers, or why he rushed it off to Schiff’s eagerly-awaiting grubby mitts.
There’s the other obvious question about how he decided that this was somehow within his purview considering there is no reasonable explanation for how he would have believed that a complaint against the PRESIDENT — who is explicitly beyond the scope of the Intelligence Community — falls within the scope of this particular whistleblower mandate, which was designed to cover a scope explicitly contained within the Intelligence Community.
These are not unimportant questions — but they didn’t matter to the #Resistance Democrats and their effort to brand Trump with a capital ‘I’ on his forehead before November 2020 could come around.
Not. At. All.
Here’s his public statement after being fired over the weekend.
“It is hard not to think that the president’s loss of confidence in me derives from my having faithfully discharged my legal obligations as an independent and impartial inspector general, and from my commitment to continue to do so,” Atkinson wrote in a two-page statement.
…Atkinson stood by his decision to disclose a whistleblower’s complaint against Trump, adding: “Those of us who vowed to protect a whistleblower’s right to safely be heard must, to the end, do what we promised to do, no matter how difficult and no matter the personal consequences.”
He continued, “I have never been a political or partisan person.” — MSN
Meh… are you buying what he’s selling?