Sen. Tom Cotton Unloads On Intel Community Inspector General: ‘Evasive,’ ‘Insolent,’ And ‘Obstructive’

Sen. Tom Cotton Unloads On Intel Community Inspector General: ‘Evasive,’ ‘Insolent,’ And ‘Obstructive’https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/09/sen-tom-cotton-unloads-on-intel-community-inspector-general-evasive-insolent-and-obstructive/

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., unloaded on the inspector general at the center of the anti-Trump whistleblower kerfuffle, calling him “insolent” and “obstructive” in a scathing letter released on Wednesday afternoon.

Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General, or ICIG, is under fire for secretly eliminating a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand information to support allegations of wrongdoing. The ICIG admitted that it secretly changed its rules and forms in response to an error-ridden complaint filed against President Donald Trump that consisted entirely of gossip, rumor, and second-hand information.

“Your disappointing testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 26 was evasive to the point of being insolent and obstructive,” Cotton, a Republican member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), wrote on Wednesday.

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