On Friday night, President Trump settled another political score by firing Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General. It’s the latest purge of the Deep State rats who have been running loose on Capitol Hill for far too long. Liberals are screaming bloody murder. Atkinson is one of their heroes for snitching to Congress about the infamous whistleblower complaint that led to the impeachment circus.
Trump settles another score
Democrats are furious but there’s not a thing they can do about it and they know it. “Trump’s dead of night decision to fire ICIG Michael Atkinson is another blatant attempt to gut the independence of the Intelligence Community and retaliate against those who dare to expose presidential wrongdoing,” whined Adam Schiff.
Not only is Atkinson an appointee who serves at the president’s “pleasure,” he was recently accused of “gross incompetence in the FISA scandal, vis-a-vis the 42 DOJ-NSD Accuracy Reviews.” He may be a hero to Democrats, but he’s a slimy weasel to Republicans.
The toothless watchdog was supposed to be keeping an eye on America’s spy network to make sure they aren’t up to anything sneaky, but it turns out that Atkinson was acting just as spooky as the rest of the Deep State rats. Conservative Americans agree, it’s time to “settle the score.” President Donald Trump announced his displeasure.
“As is the case with regard to other positions where I, as President, have the power of appointment,” President Trump wrote. “It is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general. That is no longer the case with regard to this Inspector General.”
Deep State co-workers
Adam Schiff should be particularly nervous since he was the ringmaster of the impeachment circus, which some consider “perhaps the most horrendous and criminal actions in U.S. history ever taken by a Congressman.” He zeroed in on the whistleblower story which the Gateway Pundit warns “was likely put together by Deep State attorney Mary McCord.” She was an old friend and co-worker of Atkinson.
Per the Conservative Treehouse, “McCord was the senior intelligence officer who accompanied Sally Yates to the White House in 2017 to confront then White House Counsel Don McGahn about the issues with National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the drummed up controversy over the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak phone call.” That adds a few points to the displeasure score but there’s more.
“Additionally, Mary McCord, Sally Yates and Michael Atkinson worked together to promote the narrative around the incoming Trump administration ‘Logan Act’ violations. This silly claim (undermining Obama policy during the transition) was the heavily promoted, albeit manufactured, reason why Yates and McCord were presumably concerned about Flynn’s contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. It was nonsense.” When Atkinson stopped working for McCord, McCord started working for Adam Schiff.
Bogus FISA warrants
McCord and Atkinson were up to their eyeballs in the haphazard FISA warrant files recently investigated by Michael Horowitz. Two of Atkinson’s employees, Kevin Clinesmith and Sally Moyer, were illicitly sleeping together and at the same time collaborating on “doctoring a DOJ FISA warrant obtained to spy on candidate and President Trump.”
Atkinson is also the one responsible for changing “the IC whistleblower form in September of 2019 shortly after a CIA Agent, who was spying in the Trump White House, drafted a complaint on President Trump.”
Atkinson made sure the “form was updated to allow for second hand information, which the ‘whistleblower’ (believed to be Eric Ciaramella) provided in his complaint. Although, the form should not have been accepted based on second-hand information and because it was about the President of the United States (who is not a member of the IC), Atkinson accepted the complaint.” New high score, game over.