House Dems Freakout! Trump Just Did A Pre-Emptive Strike In One ‘Swoop’ Foiling Their Plans
On Tuesday night, Real Clear Politics’ Susan Crabtree broke the news that caused Rep. Schiff and Congressional Democrats to freakout. In one “swoop” the President preformed a pre-emptive strike and foiled their plans.
Crabtree reported that sources confirmed that President Trump is removing seven inspector generals “in one fell swoop.” She thinks that the IGs being removed will be from past administrations. Crabtree believes that the President “wants his own people in those positions now” and he has put in seven new names.
Breaking: Trump is firing 7 IGs in one fail swoop, sources confirm to @RealClearNews. Most likely will be the IGs that was appointed by Pres. Obama or beforehand. He wants his own people in those positions now. Trump during his briefing said he has “put in 7 names” for IGs.
— Susan Crabtree (@susancrabtree) April 7, 2020
One of the seven that Crabtree felt would be removed is Rep. Schiff’s snitch inspector general Michael Atkinson who designated the whistleblower’s complaint a matter of “urgent concern” despite being told by the acting DNI, the general counsel of the DNI and the DOJ Office of Legal Counsel the matter was NOT of “urgent concern.” Atkinson notably informed Rep. Adam Schiff of the complaint that started the bogus impeachment sham conducted by House Democrats.
Another one of the seven IGs is Glenn Fine who the Democrats planned to use as the one who reported to Democrats on the President’s handling of the coronavirus relief bill. Fine was nominated by Obama in 2016 to be an inspector general at the DOD until Democrats appointed him to lead the committee overseeing the stimulus spending. But, the Wall Street Journal reported Fine, “had planned on continuing his duties at the Pentagon while chairing the coronavirus oversight committee. Instead, Mr. Trump has returned him to his position as principal deputy inspector general. Only inspectors general or acting inspectors general can chair the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee.”
It appears the Democrats were planning on using Fine similar to how they used Atkinson and launch another impeachment effort. Democrats are furious at the President’s pre-emptive strike…
President Trump is abusing this pandemic to eliminate honest, independent public servants like Acting Inspector General Glenn Fine because they are willing to speak truth to power.https://t.co/eWtMGZEgk9
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 8, 2020
The sudden removal & replacement of Acting IG Glenn Fine is part of a disturbing pattern of retaliation by the President against independent overseers fulfilling their duties to conduct oversight on behalf of the American people. https://t.co/4QmyMdJ1S9
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 7, 2020
Pres. Trump’s corrupt action to sideline Acting Inspector General Glenn Fine—who was newly-appointed as chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee—only strengthens our resolve to hold the admin accountable and enforce the strict oversight provisions of the CARES Act. https://t.co/tk8aHrGXEo
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 7, 2020
Trump just fired the Inspector General overseeing the relief package. And threatened another who reported PPE shortages.
Inspectors General are charged with doing independent oversight and exposing corruption.
Their job is to uncover the truth.
Exactly why Trump fears them. https://t.co/dDCnb227c8
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 7, 2020