Why doesn’t the ICIG do something about this Scam? He should have never let it start, a Dem Hoax! https://t.co/UCbObppWbA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019
President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the intelligence community inspector general over his handling of a whistleblower complaint raising alarm over Trump’s conversations with Ukraine.
In a series of tweets, Trump described the whistleblower complaint and related controversy as a “hoax” and a “scam.”
Trump also questioned Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson’s handling of the complaint and asserted that Atkinson “should have never let it start.”
“Why doesn’t the ICIG do something about this Scam? He should have never let it start, a Dem Hoax!” Trump tweeted Wednesday.
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WNU Editor: Even though Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson is a Trump appointee, he must answer questions on why did he decide to change key whistleblower forms and rules in September but backdated these changes to August in the wake of an anti-Trump whistleblower complaint filed in August …. Intel Community IG Stonewalling Congress On Backdated Whistleblower Rule Changes (The Federalist). By eliminating the requirement that whistleblowers must provide first-hand evidence to support any allegations of wrongdoing is not only opening the floodgates for future complaints and allegations of improper behaviour, but it now gives legal protection to the current Ukranine-whistleblower. Not surprising, many Trump supporters see his actions and his refusal to answer these questions as a sign that the process is being corrupted for political reasons …. IC Inspector General Atkinson’s Coup (William L. Gensert, American Interest).